Wednesday September 8
Casablanca1942. USA. Dir: Michael Curtiz. With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. 102 min
Romance! Suspense! Comedy! Nazis! In the iconic Hollywood hit, Bogie is pulled into a web of WWII intrigue when an old flame steps into his North African nightclub. A kiss may just be a kiss and a sigh just a sigh, but this film only gets better as time goes by.
Thursday September 9
Paths of Glory1957. USA. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou. 87 min
Douglas and Kubrick are at their bleeding-heart best in this anti-war, anti politics political war drama adapted from Humphrey Cobb's WWI novel. As the aristocratic generals live in luxury behind the lines, hundreds of soldiers die in brutal trench battles. Intro by Erhard Konerding (Government Document Librarian) and Marc Longnecker (Film Studies).
Friday September 10
Iron Man 22010. USA. Dir: Jon Favreau. With Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow. 124 min
Unmasked but willing to sell his tech to the military, the ailing Tony Stark must choose allies to fight hordes of evil robots and a genius Russian bird-lover with a whip fetish. This self-effacing and witty superhero refreshingly subverts the brooding, melancholic model (::cough:: Batman ::cough::) and reaffirms our secret love of free trade.
Saturday September 11
The Red Shoes1948. UK. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. With Moira Shearer. 133 min
Showtime razzle and Technicolor dazzle reign over this renowned work, which influenced film artists from Gene Kelly to Martin Scorsese. A young dancer struggles between love and the limelight, culminating in a trememdously beautiful ballet reenactment of the Hans Christian Anderson fable. Life rushes by, but the red shoes go on!