CAL Film Series Fall 2014

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CAL Film Series 2014

CAL Film Series Celebrates the Screenwriter

The 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 Helford and Donnelly lead the post-screening conversation. 

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.)

 

 Film Series Fall 2014 Schedule

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at the Cline Library
Admission is free, but donations are welcome!
*A cartoon 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., Approved

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* September 2, 2014:  The Philadelphia Story

Directed by George Cukor, Written by Phillip Barry, Starring Cary Grant, James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn; 1940, 112 min., Unrated

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* September 9, 2014: The Killers

Directed by Robert Siodmak, Written by Anthony Veiller,  Starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien; 1946, 105 min., Unrated

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* 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

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* September 23, 2014: Friendly Persuasion

Directed by William Wyler, Written by Michael Wilson, Starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins; 1956, 137 min, Unrated

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* September 30, 2014: The Professionals

Written and Directed by Richard Brooks, Starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance; 1966, 117 min, Approved

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* October 7, 2014:  Midnight Cowboy

Directed by John Schlesinger, Written by Waldo Salt, Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles; 1969, 113 min, R

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* October 14, 2014:  Last Picture Show
Directed 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

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* 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

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 * October 28, 2014:  Silence of the Lambs
Directed by Jonathan Demme, Written by Ted Tally, Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn; 1991, 118 min, R

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* 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

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* November 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

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* November 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)

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*November 25, 2014: On Golden Pond
Directed by Mark Rydell, Written by Ernest Thompson, Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda; 1981, 109 min, PG

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*December 2, 2014:  Capote
Directed by Bennett Miller, Written by Dan Futterman, Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener; 2005, 114 min, R

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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. 
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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. 
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The KillersFilm noir, adapted from Ernest Hemingway’s short story, about the murder of an ex-boxer was nominated for four Oscars, including director and screenplay.
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East of EdenFour 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.
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Friendly PersuasionNominated 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.
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The ProfessionalsBrooks 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. 
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Midnight CowboyX-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.
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Last Picture ShowThis 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. 
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Victor, VictoriaSeven 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.
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Silence of the LambsOur 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.
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All the President’s MenFor 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.
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My Left FootDaniel 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.
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Europa, EuropaBased 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)
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On Golden PondJane 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.
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CapotePhillip 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.
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