Duck, You Sucker197. Italy. Dir: Sergio Leone. With James Coburn, Rod Steiger. 157 min.
"Fistful" is an understatement – Leone packed all the explosives he could beg, borrow, and steal into his directorial arrivaderci to Spaghetti Westerns. A fugitive IRA bomber and a greedy bandito bring swagger and firepower to La Revolución, igniting an incendiary buddy picture set to the lush strains of Morricone.
Southern District2009. BOlivia. Dir: Juan Carlos Valdivia. With Ninon del Castillo. 108 min
La Paz’s Zona Sur neighborhood has housed Bolivia’s affluent elite for generations. Here, a statuesque matriarch reigns over her indigenous servants and entitled children at a time of intense social change. This Sundance award-winner presents an eloquent chronicle of a patrician family’s final days.
Presented as part of The Spanish Film Club series with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with U.S. Universities.
The Room2003. USA. Dir: Tommy Wiseau. With Wiseau, Juliette Janielle. 99 min.
American visionary Tommy Wiseau writes, directs, produces, executive produces, and stars in a classic melodrama of love and loss. Following the intricate subplots and side-characters that pop up at every turn will make for an exhausting viewer experience, so just try to sit back and enjoy the stellar performance of the entire cast.
The Awful Truth1937. USA. Dir: Leo McCarey. With Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. 90 min,
Following their bitter divorce, Grant and Dunne discover that there are no lengths to which they will not go to spoil each other’s love life. Their farcical, double entendre-filled screwball story of remarriage delivers wit, sophistication, and the most ferocious custody battle ever fought over a dog.