Past Events

Red Desert (Il deserto rosso)

Friday, March 11, 2011 - 5:30pm
Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes 1121)

dir. Michelangelo Antonioni | 1964 | 120 min. | Italian with English Subtitles

The story of a woman trying to survive in the modern world of cultural neurosis and existential doubt, Red Desert is Antonioni's first color film. It is renowned for its stunningly colored industrial landscapes which express the unease, alienation, and vivid perceptions of the main character. The film was awarded the Golden Lion at the 25th Venice Film Festival in 1964.

Valerie and her Week of Wonders (Valerie a týden divů)

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 4:00pm
Tawes 1100

Jaromil Jireš | 1970 | 77 min. | Czech with English subtitles

This Czechoslovakian film combines horror and fantasy to tell a surreal, modern coming-of-age fairytale. It will be preceded by Czech animator Jan Švankmajer's short animated adaptation of The Castle of Otronto (Otrantský zámek, 1979), based on the first English gothic novel.

Spring 2010 Colloquium

Friday, February 19, 2010 - 2:00pm
Friday, March 12, 2010 - 2:00pm
Friday, April 23, 2010 - 2:00pm
Friday, May 7, 2010 - 2:00pm
Nonprint Media Library, Room J

Session 1: (preceded by a screening at 1:00 PM):
Introduction: Document and Narrative in Documentary and Fiction Film
Led by Elizabeth Papazian, School of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Session 2:
Time, Movement, and the Cinematic Image
Led by Eric Zakim, School of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures