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Cinema Studies Screening Series

The FALL 2019 SCREENING SERIES features programming selections from faculty, students, and film clubs across campus. 

The Cinema Studies Departmentis pleased to announce its FALL SCREENING SERIES, featuring programming selections from faculty, students, and film clubs across campus. Screenings will take place on Wednesday nights starting at 7:30 in the wonderful Digital Screening Room, located in the basement of the brand new CMFT building.  

 

We kick things off with Lizzie Borden’s “political science fiction film” Born in Flames (1983), a futuristic fantasy of women’s liberation and radical politics set in an America ten years after a social democratic revolution. A vision of a possible future from the past that retains a highly relevant intersectional edge! (10/16, hosted by Prof. Nathan Holmes)

 

Next, Josef Von Sternberg’s pre-code fallen woman melodrama, Blonde Venus (1932), featuring an iconic performance by Marlene Dietrich as a housewife who returns to a nightclub career to support her dying husband – watch for the gorilla suit!  (10/23, hosted by Prof. Rachel Fabian)

 

For Halloween, local cretins IEᗰᗩEE​ present Peter Jackson’s 1986 gross-out splatter-piece Dead Alive (aka Braindead), a film the LA TIMES called “the most hilariously disgusting movie ever made.” Not for the faint of stomach. (10/30 hosted by Jeremy & Jake)

 

The first week of November sees a mash-up/team-up between Joel Anderson’s New Waves of East Asian Cinema class and Nathan Holmes’ Cinema & the City class with a screening of Yellowing, Tze-woon Chan’s 2016 documentary about the umbrella movement protests in Hong Kong (11/6 hosted by Prof. Joel Anderson & Prof. Nathan Holmes).

 

Next up is Blackmail (1929), Alfred Hitchock’s first sound film and Britain’s first talkie, a thriller about a woman who is driven to murder out of self-defense. Will Scotland Yard discover her secret, or will she get the last laugh?  (11/13, hosted by Rachel Fabian)

 

The thrills and chills continue the following week with George Franju’s surrealist horror Eyes without a Face (1960). Featuring a haunting performance by Edith Scob as a woman whose face has been disfigured in an accident, Eyes without a Face is a must see for fans of Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In,John Woo’s Face/Off, and the cine-fantastique(11.20, hosted by Prof. Agustin Zarzosa)  .

 

Our final screening of the semester will be Millennium Actress (2001), Satoshi Kon’s boundary-blurring tale of the making of a Japanese film star. (hosted by Prof. Nathan Holmes)

 

Wednesdays at 7:30 

Digital Screening Room

CMFT Building | Room 0065

 

Please join us!