Tag Archives: Goldsmith

Film Series Celebrates Spring with Feel-Good Hits ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Psycho, ‘The Master’

Okay, fine, they’re also closing off the year with The Breakfast Club.

Get ready to enjoy the final Film Series calendar of the year with some fava beans and a nice Chianti, because Hannibal Lector is coming to the Goldsmith. Silence of the Lambs—the first film I ever saw in a movie theater (I was five months old) and at Wesleyan, maybe the last—will be joined by feel-good blockbusters like so-obvious-you-can’t-believe-you-haven’t-seen-it-at-the-Goldsmith Psycho (just in time for Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock biopic, starring Dr.  Lector Anthony Hopkins himself) and recently acclaimed Paul Thomas Anderson Scientology meditation The Master, which stars usual suspect Philip Seymour Hoffman and up-and-coming rapper Joaquin Phoenix. These films are playing on Friday, April 19; Wednesday, April 3; and Wednesday, March 27, respectively.

As far as serious crowd-pleasers go, you’ll probably be excited to note that the Film Board is closing off the academic year (just about) with John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club, because a raging  “Don’t You Forget About Me” singalong in the Goldsmith is precisely what this campus needs. (Prepare by reviewing Molly Ringwald’s Reddit AMA!) (Maybe next year you’ll be blessed with Sixteen Candles.) Speaking of the ’80s, they have also finally honored Goatmilk’s insistent requests for The Land Before Time, which is scheduled to light up your weekend with dinosaurs next Friday night. Also on the agenda is something calling itself “An Evening of Experimental Cinema,” because of course there is.

Free Screening of HOME

This looks like a beautiful film. Katherine Bascom ’10 writes:

It is rare to see a film that is so emotionally, rationally, and artistically compelling. It is even rarer to see such a film in all its glory for FREE at the Goldsmith Cinema.

HOME tells a story of enormous beauty and importance. It is the story of the development of life on this planet and our cultural evolution to the point where we now threaten to disrupt a delicate ecological balance so essential to prosperity and happiness.

Using footage of our planet shot from above, Yann Bertrand expresses the urgency and hope of our times. Across the spectrum of human, biological, and geological systems, HOME manages to maintain an overwhelming, almost surreal sense of beauty.

Check out the trailer:

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Goldsmith Theater (The biggest screen on campus)
Cost: Free!

“Remembering Vilna” Program Today


“Remembering Vilna” is a program including a screening of a new documentary on prewar and wartime Vilna, a performance of songs from the Vilna ghetto, and a panel discussion.

  • What: “Remembering Vilna”
  • Where: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
  • When: October 13, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free