Wednesday, December 8
Robocop1987. USA. Dir: Paul Verhoeven. With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen . 102 min.
In a decaying
Detroit, weapon-packed robots are the latest fad in law enforcement. But when a
slain cop is reborn a cyborg, his (its?) commitment to order falters as he
investigates his human death. The subversive mind behind STARSHIP TROOPERS and
SHOWGIRLS crafts this modern FRANKENSTEIN into a satire of corporate culture
and violence-obsessed America.
Thursday, December 9
Film Studies Department Open House
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Enjoy a rare
screening of three Wesleyan senior thesis films of yore, then stay to schmooze
with Film faculty and students. Get the scoop on the Film Studies Department
and a mouthful of holiday cookies to boot!
Friday, December 10
The Nightmare Before Christmas
1993. USA. Dir: Henry Selick. With Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman. 76 min.
What’s this? In the cult classic that forever warped a generation, the King of
Halloween grows tired of his own holiday and gives Christmas a makeover. The
macabre, darkly funny, and heartwarming mood found in every good holiday comes
to life here via impeccably crafted stop-motion characters.
Saturday, December 11
Throne of Blood1957. Japan. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. With Tishirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura. 110 min.
It’s Macbeth in
kimonos, as a samurai is driven to regicide and madness by his scheming wife.
With haunting compositions that conflate the normal with the supernatural and
textual insights that would make your English profs commit seppuku, the film
well deserves its reputation as one of the best Shakespeare adaptations of all