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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S1961. USA. Dir: Blake Edwards. With Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard. 115 min
How do a skinny movie star, a little black dress, Truman Capote, and the future director of THE PINK PANTHER all combine to make an iconic and eternally chic film? Sam Wasson ’03, author of the N.Y. Times best-seller FIFTH AVENUE, 5 A.M, will give the low-down and then let the film speak for itself. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Wesleyan Library.
TASTE OF CHERRY1997. Iran. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami. With Homayoun Ershadi. 95 min
A suicidal man drives around Tehran, picking up passengers in the hopes that he can pay them to help him out – he has his grave already dug, but he needs someone to make sure he's dead in the morning and toss some dirt over him. It's neither as depressing nor as funny as it sounds, but becomes a humble philosophical journey captured in Kiarostami's expertly simple cinematic style.
AIRPLANE!1980. USA. Dir: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. With Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen. 88 min
Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? Well this one’s about airplanes. A former fighter pilot who is now terrified of flying must board a plane to win the love of his life. When all of the passengers get food poisoning, he has to take matters into his own hands. Surely I can't be serious? I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.
I CONFESS1953. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter. 95 min
After a Catholic priest hears a confession of murder, he is accused by the police of the very same crime. Now he must decide between his devout oath of secrecy and his future as a free man. Hitchcock crafts a simmering, internalized take on the "innocent man accused" plot; though steeped in postwar psychology, this underrated work remains compelling and fresh.