Wednesday, November 17
The Good, The Bad, The Weird2008. South Korea. Dir: Kim Ji-Woon. With Lee Byung-hun. 130 min.
A psychotic hitman, a
nutty thief, and a bounty hunter embark on a dizzying, high-stakes pursuit of a
mysterious treasure map. Today’s Hollywood blockbusters can’t compete with this
entertaining Korean Western’s energetic action scenes, capped by a massive
chase and the best train robbery since Edwin S. Porter.
Thursday, November 18
"The Sopranos" and "Mad Men"
. USA. Dir: Phil Abraham ('82). With . Approx. 100 min.
"Mad Men" director and chief cinematographer for
"The Sopranos," Phil Abraham ‘82 presents an episode each of two of
television’s best crafted and most renowned series. After the screenings, Abraham will take questions and discuss his
role in creating these cultural touchstones.
Friday, November 19
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World2010. USA. Dir: Edgar Wright. With Michael Cera, Alison Pill. 112 min.
In order to date the
rollerblading girl of his dreams, Scott must first defeat her seven evil exes
in a series of epic martial arts battles. Like a KUNG FU HUSTLE for the
Nintendo generation, PILGRIM is loud, kinetic, and restlessly cinematic – yet
it remains lovingly true to the aesthetics and fixations of its source graphic
novel: manga, arcade games, and crappy local bands.
Saturday, November 20
The Scarlett Empress1934. USA. Dir: Josef von Sternberg. With Marlene Dietrich. 104 min.
Catherine the Great?
More like Catherine the Gorgeous. A slinky, stunning Dietrich embodies the
woman who took Russia first by seduction and later by force in von Sternberg’s
black-and-white opus of light and shadow, the shimmering pinnacle of soft-focus