Wednesday, January 26
The Class2008. France. Dir: Laurent Cantet. With François Bégaudeau. 128 min.
In this Palme d’Or
winner, teacher Bégaudeau presents a year in the education of the culturally-
and racially-mixed children of an uneasy France. The film eloquently addresses
issues of contemporary youth society in an almost documentary aesthetic,
without the easy answers of the DEAD POETS SOCIETY generation. Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.
Thursday, January 27
My Man Godfrey1936. USA. Dir: Gregory La Cava. With William Powell, Carole Lombard. 94 min.
When a ditzy
socialite goes scavenging for a “forgotten man,” she finds an acerbic bum named
Godfrey living at the city dump. In true screwball comedy fashion, he gets
hired as her family’s butler and she fancies herself smitten. Now everyone
wants to know: who is this Godfrey, and why does he look so damn cute in that
Friday, January 28
The Social Network2010. USA. Dir: David Fincher. With Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield. 120 min.
The story of the man
who made our lives everyone’s life. David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB, SE7EN, ZODIAC)
helms this darkly paranoid account of Mark Zuckerberg’s tenacious, calculated,
and meteoric rise from Harvard hacker genius to the alienated billionaire lord
Saturday, January 29
Cedar Rapids2011. USA. Dir: Miguel Arteta. With Ed Helms, John C. Reilly. 86 min.
Fresh of his success
with YOUTH IN REVOLT, Arteta (’89) brings us a special sneak preview of his
upcoming comedy, in which small-town insurance salesman Helms is blindsided by
the eponymous Iowan “big city.” Q&A
with Arteta following the screening.
By requirement of the studio, cell
phones will not be permitted in the theatre – please leave them at home.