Wednesday, April 27
8 1/21963. Italy/France. Dir: Federico Fellini. With Marcello Mastroianni. 138 min.
As a harried movie director struggles to finish his
sci-fi epic, he becomes increasingly trapped in his hopes and fears. Are we
watching "reality," or his movie, his dreams, his memories, or
something in between? Fellini’s surreally autobiographical film has earned its
reputation as a definitive representation of the filmmaking experience.
Thursday, April 28
Farewell to My Country2002. USA. Dir: Andrzej Krakowski. With Documentary. 100 min.
In 1968, Communist Poland expelled the final
remainders of its Jewish community, once the world’s largest. This intimate doc
reveals the emigrant experience in the face of state-sponsored persecution. Director Krakowski presents the 2011 Frankel
Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Jewish and Israeli Studies.
Friday, April 29
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen. 115 min.
Saturday, April 30
Billy Liar1963. UK. Dir: John Schlesinger. With Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie. 98 min.
titular twenty-something fibber escapes his mediocre suburban existence through
a series of grandiose, extravagant fantasies. This charming, comic twist on the
British “Angry Young Man” film is a hilarious, poignant appeal to the
daydreaming slacker inside us all.