Mulholland Drive2001. USA. Dir: David Lynch. With Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts. 147 min.
A bright-eyed young woman moves to Hollywood with hopes of becoming an actress, but is sidetracked by an amnesiac with a haunting secret. Erotic and baffling, the narrative takes on the mind-bending logic of a dream as the characters search for clues through Lynch's intoxicating neo-noir vision of Los Angeles, past, present and future.
Chico Y Rita2010. Spain/UK. Dir: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando. With Animated. 94 min.
A music-filled tribute to a vibrant time in the history of both Cuba and jazz, this Oscar-nominated love story narrates the epic romance of a dashing piano player and an enchanting Havana nightclub singer as they travel famous international stages of the 1940s and 50s. An amazing soundtrack features the music of jazz legends performed by a range of contemporary singers.
Presented as part of The Spanish Film Club series with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with U.S. Universities.
Jurassic Park1993. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum. 127 min.
Take a remote island. Add an eccentric billionaire, a malicious hacker, a couple of nosy kids, and intelligent murderous dinosaurs locked in enclosures of questionable design. What could possibly go wrong?
My Friend Ivan Lapshin1986. USSR. Dir: Aleksei Guerman. With Andrei Boltnev. 100 min.
Banned upon initial release, LAPSHIN presents an uncommonly clear-eyed vision of the Stalinist years, depicting day-to-day life against the ominous background of rising fascism, the cult of personality, and gangsters trafficking in some very distasteful meat. Guerman applies his trademark wit, toughness, and compassion to one of cinema’s richest explorations of history.