La Jetee / 12 Monkeys1962 / 1996. France / USA. Dir: Chris Marker / Terry Gilliam. With Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt. 28 min. / 129 min.
In Gilliam’s dystopian celebration of madness and doom, humanity’s dying remnants send a lone traveler back through time. Can he pull himself together to stop the imminent disaster, or is the future history? Preceded by the beautifully poetic experimental short that inspired the film.
Steal a Pencil for Me2007. USA. Dir: Michele Ohayon (P '14). With . 94 min.
director Ohayon (P’14) recounts the touching story of Jack and Ina, whose love
broke the bounds of matrimony and imprisonment. Jack: “I’m a very special
Holocaust survivor. I was in the camps with my wife and my girlfriend; and
believe me, it wasn’t easy.” Q&A
with Ohayon to follow. Sponsored by Jewish and Israeli Studies.
Oddsac2010. USA. Dir: Danny Perez. With . 55 min. plus cartoon shorts
Reigning electro-psychedelic pop kings Animal Collective unleash this trippy, horror-tinged “visual album,” a four year labor of love pairing exclusive tracks with the fantastic visuals of experimental video artist Perez. Settle in with some classic cartoons, and then immerse yourself in the Goldsmith Cinema's luxurious Dolby Surround Sound.
The Firemen's Ball1967. Czechoslovakia. Dir: Milos Forman. With Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebanek. 71 min.
A small town
firefighter league prepares to throw their annual pageant, only to find
themselves baffled by the missing lottery prize and the serious lack of
good-looking women. This formerly
banned Czech New Wave comedy provides a dark, unglamorous, yet wry snapshot of