CAL Film Series 2014
CAL Film Series Celebrates the Screenwriter
College of Arts and Letters Film Series puts the craft of writing front and
center with its Fall 2014 series “The Screenwriter: Oscar Winning and Nominated
Screenplays – Adapted from Another Medium.” The free film series screens every
Tuesday night from August 26, 2014 to December 2, 2014 at Cline Library
Assembly Hall, 7 p.m.
Before each screening, local film
experts will contribute an introduction, while series organizers Paul Helford and Paul Donnelly typically lead the
Free parking after 4:30 p.m. is available
behind Cline Library in parking lot P13.
(If you will need special
accommodations, please contact Disability Resources: DR@nau.edu, Phone: 928-523-8773 or TTY:
928-523-6906. We suggest contacting Disability Resources 48 hours prior to the
event as some accommodations may take a reasonable time frame to arrange. Assisted listening systems are also available. )
Film Series Fall 2014 Schedule
p.m. at the Cline Library
Admission is free, but donations are welcome!
precedes features of less than 120 minutes in length
“The Screenwriter: Oscar Winning
and Nominated Screenplays – Adapted”
August 26, 2014: After the Thin Man
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke, Written by
Frances Goodrich and Albert
Hackett, Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart; 1936, 112 min.,
2, 2014: The Philadelphia Story
George Cukor, Written by Donald Ogden Stewart, Starring Cary Grant, James Stewart,
Katharine Hepburn; 1940, 112 min., Unrated
9, 2014: The Killers
Robert Siodmak, Written by Anthony Veiller,
Starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien; 1946, 105 min.,
September 16, 2014: East of Eden
Directed by Elia Kazan, Written by
Phillip Osborn, Starring James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Jo Van
Fleet; 1955, 115 min., PG
* September 23,
2014: Friendly Persuasion
William Wyler, Written by Michael Wilson, Starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony
Perkins; 1956, 137 min, Unrated
30, 2014: The
Directed by Richard Brooks, Starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan,
Woody Strode, Jack Palance; 1966, 117 min, Approved
* October 7,
2014: Midnight Cowboy
John Schlesinger, Written by Waldo Salt, Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight,
Sylvia Miles; 1969, 113 min, R
* October 14,
2014: Last Picture Show
by Peter Bogdanovich, Written by Larry McMurtry and Peter Bogdanovich, Starring
Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman;
1971, 118 min, R
* October 21,
2014: Victor, Victoria
Written and Directed
by Blake Edwards, Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Leslie
Anne Warren; 1982, 132 min, PG
* October 28,
2014: Silence of the Lambs
by Jonathan Demme, Written by Ted Tally, Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony
Hopkins, Scott Glenn; 1991, 118 min, R
* November 4,
2014: All the President’s Men
Directed by Alan J.
Pakula, Written by William Goldman, Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford,
Jason Robards, Jack Warden; 1976, 138 min, R
11, 2014: My Left Foot
Directed by Jim Sheridan, Written by
Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan, Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker,
Alison Whelan; 1989, 103 min, R
18, 2014: Europa, Europa
Written and Directed by Agnieszka
Holland, Starring Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Julie
Delpy: 1990, 112 min, R (In German with English subtitles)
2014: On Golden Pond
Directed by Mark Rydell, Written by
Ernest Thompson, Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda; 1981, 109
Directed by Bennett Miller, Written
by Dan Futterman, Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr.,
Catherine Keener; 2005, 114 min, R
After the Thin Man:
Nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar, this charming and witty comedy-mystery sequel adapted from the classic Dashiell Hammett novel is every bit as good as the first.
The Philadelphia Story:
Romantic Comedy magic featuring a Hollywood Golden Age dream cast and nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture; won for Best Actor James Stewart and Donald Ogden Stewart's screenplay adaptation of his Broadway hit.
Film noir, adapted from Ernest Hemingway’s short story, about the murder of an ex-boxer was nominated for four Oscars, including director and screenplay.
East of Eden:
Four Oscar nominations including for director Kazan lead actor Dean, and Osborn for adapting John Steinbeck’s epic novel about an estranged youth and his cold-hearted father; Van Fleet won for Best Supporting Actress.
Nominated for six Oscars, including picture, director and screenplay, this warm, funny film is about a family of Quakers in the wake of the Civil War and features Gary Cooper in his last great role.
Brooks received writer and director Oscar nominations for this rousing, all-star western adventure about an arrogant Texas millionaire who hires four soldiers of fortune to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.
X-rated when it won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay Oscars this classic features Best Actor nominees Hoffman and Voigt in two of the screen’s most memorable performances.
Last Picture Show:
This coming of age classic earned eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture and screenwriters McMurtry, from his original novel, and Bogdanovich, also nominated as director, with supporting winners Johnson and Leachman.
Seven Oscar nominations including Best Screenplay and Best Actress for Julie Andrews as a woman pretending to be a male female impersonator in this hilarious comedy.
Silence of the Lambs:
Our Halloween treat is one of only three films to win the five top Oscars: Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenwriter; FBI agent Foster tracks one serial killer with the help of another, Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter.
All the President’s Men:
For Election Day, one of four Oscars went to William Goldman’s screenplay, which follows reporters Woodward and Bernstein as they uncover the Watergate scandal; also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, Robards won Best Supporting Actor.
My Left Foot:
Daniel Day Lewis’ first of three Best Actor Oscars, the true story of cerebral palsy victim, artist Christy Brown who can control only his left foot; five Oscar nominations, including picture, director and screenplay, Fricker won Best Supporting Actress.
Based on the 1989 autobiography of Solomon Perel, a German Jewish boy who escaped the Holocaust by masquerading as an elite "Aryan" German, Holland earned a Best Screenplay Oscar nomination. (In German with English subtitles)
On Golden Pond:
Jane Fonda purchased the rights to Ernest Thompson’s play for her father, Henry, and herself. The result: 10 Oscar nominations, including for picture and director, and wins for screenplay and best actors Hepburn and Henry Fonda.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Oscar winning performance as author Truman Capote and his relationship with the Death Row killers of his non-fiction milestone “In Cold Blood;” nominated for five Oscars, including picture, director and screenplay.