Wednesday, November 10
I AM LOVE
2009. Italy. Dir: Luca Guadagnino. With Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti. 120 min.
When a prominent
Italian family gathers for its patriarch’s birthday, tensions build and their
old world lifestyle begins to unravel. Stunning sets, rich food, and an
enchantingly restless camera ignite this gorgeous modernization of the
upstairs/downstairs romance. Warning: do not
come hungry – this “feast for the eyes” will leave your tummy growling.
Thursday, November 11
A Conversation on Screenwriting, Featuring RED, with Screenwriter, Jon Hoeber2010. USA. Dir: Robert Schwentke. With Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman. 111 min.
is proud to count among its alumni a great many successful Hollywood
screenwriters. Jon Hoeber will join us to discuss the films his new film, RED, and speak of the pleasures and challenges of writing for the film
Friday, November 12
Black Dynamite2009. USA. Dir: Scott Sanders. With Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson. 84 min.
pitch-perfect send-up of the blaxploitation film presents the eponymous
antidote to Austin Powers – the baddest gat-toting, bitty-bangin, fro-coiffin’,
jive-talkin’ action hero since the seventies. When a conspiracy is hatched
involving malt liquor, a heroin ring, and Richard Nixon himself, nobody can
straighten it out (read: kick serious ass) quite like Black Dynamite. Shazam!
Saturday, November 13
Silent Shorts with Live AccompanimentVaried. Varied. Dir: Varied. With . Approx. 80 min.
tycoons seek a wacky inventor and his new form of energy … a clan of stop-motion frogs complain to God
about their political system … a cartoon clown and his dog destroy the world …
and much much more. Accompanist Ben
Model (MoMA) returns to lead you on a journey through the rare, the
bizarre, and the hilarious in silent cinema.