FILM SOCIETY

1 – 3.30 pm Thursday – Auditorium.

Coordinators: Rick Thompson, Aileen Harland

Note that films marked * will be shown with subtitles for the hard of hearing

 

Oct 18     *THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, USA, 1948, 87 mins. Directed by Orson Welles. With Welles, Rita Hayworth. Not surprisingly after the uproar of CITIZEN KANE, Welles settled into the newly burgeoning film noir movement, playing an innocent drawn into dark matters. Noted for its final mirror sequence.

Oct 25     *THE SHAPE OF WATER, USA, 2017, 118 mins. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. With Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins. In the midst of the Cold War, where paranoia and deception held sway, del Toro weaves a gentle love story. Water shapes and twists competing elements, leading to a devastating conclusion.

Nov 1     * RIO BRAVO, USA, 1959, 141 mins, Directed by Howard Hawks. With John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson Walter Brennan. As in his RED RIVER, Hawks again uses Wayne subtly as a town marshal, here beset by more than legal problems. Iconic western.

Nov 8       *RINGU (THE RING), Japan, 1998, 96 mins. Directed by Hideo Nakata. Contemporary Japanese ghost tale that works through subtly suspending belief in the rational, everyday world. Stark black-and-white images reinforce the increasing sense of foreboding, evoking earlier Japanese films in the genre.

Nov 15     *O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU, USA, 2000, 102 mins. Directed by Joel Coen. With George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman. Three prisoners escape from a Mississippi chain gang — except they’re still chained as they search for their buried loot — and try to get along with each other in this comedy.

Nov 22     *L’ATALANTE, France, 87 mins., 1934. Directed by Jean Vicgo. With Michel Simon, Jean Daste, Dita Parlo. The working out of a delicate, charming romance on a French river barge with its representatives of childhood, age, and the frustrations of love.

Nov 29     THE T.A.M.A. SHOW, USA, 1964, 112 mins. Directed by Steve Binder. 6 years before Woodstock, the Teenage Awards Music International staged this televised rock concert: the Beach Boys; Chuck Berry; James Brown; the Supremes, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Smoky Robinson and the Miracles, Jan and Dean. A very cheerful Term 4 ending.

 

Comments are closed.