Film-maker, Director and Actress at Bucknell Film Screenings
October 21, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik
Bucknell University's Film/Media Screenings continue this semester with five weekly film series — four of them free of charge — at the Campus Theatre at 413 Market St. in Lewisburg.
Film/Media Series The Film/Media Series screenings are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; admission is $2 for this series.
The Tuesday series continues in November with the Nov. 4 Pennsylvania premiere screening of Force Majeure, directed by Ruben Ostland; Nov. 11, Crimes and Misdemeanors, directed by Woody Allen; Nov. 18 Single Stream, directed by Pawel Wojtasik, Toby Lee and Ernst Karel; Gowanus Canal, directed by Sarah J. Christman; and As Above, So Below, directed by Sarah J. Christman; Nov. 25, The Man From Laramie, directed by Anthony Mann; Dec. 2, Actress, directed by Robert Greene; Dec. 9, Killer of Sheep, directed by Charles Burnett; and Dec. 17Christmas in July, directed by Preston Sturges. [NOTE date change]
Highlights of the Tuesday series include two post-film discussions. Film-maker Sarah J. Christman will lead the talk, "Alchemy and Ecosystems," on Nov. 18. The event is co-sponsored by the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment.
Director Robert Greene and actress Brandy Burre will discuss the film Actress on Dec. 2. Burre had a recurring role on HBO's The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. The event is co-sponsored by the University Lectureship Committee.
Free movies Free films are shown Mondays at 7 p.m. as part of the Introduction to Film course; Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Film Theory course; Wednesdays at 7 p.m. as part of the National Cinemas course; and Fridays at 2 p.m. as part of the Race and Film course.
The National Cinemas series continues Nov. 5 with City of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund; Nov. 12, The Wind Will Carry Us, directed by Abbas Kiarostami; and Dec. 3, Y Tu Mama Tambien, directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
The Race and Film series continues Nov. 7 with The Blood of Jesus and Juke Joint, directed by Spencer Williams; Nov. 14, The Sun Shines Bright, directed by John Ford; Nov. 21, Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk; and Dec. 5, God's Step Children, directed by Oscar Micheaux.
The Film Theory series continues Nov. 4 with Encounters at the End of the World, directed by Werner Herzog; Nov. 11, Funny Games, directed by Michael Haneke; Nov. 18, This is Not a Film, directed by Jafar Panahi; Nov. 25, Berberian Sound Studio, directed by Peter Strickland; and Dec. 2, Toy Story, directed by John Lasseter.
The Introduction to Film/Media series continues Nov. 3 with Diary of A Country Priest, directed by Robert Bresson, France; Nov. 10, The Band Wagon, directed by Vincente Minnelli; Nov. 17, Eat and Kitchen, directed by Andy Warhol; Nov. 24, The Magnificent Ambersons, directed by Orson Welles; Dec. 1, Germany Year Zero, directed by Roberto Rossellini; and Dec. 8, Grand Illusion, directed by Jean Renoir.
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