CAL Film Series Spring 2017

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CAL Film Series Spring 2017

British Film Institute's Greatest Films

Enjoy films applauded by the British Film Institute in NAU's spring College of Arts and Letters Tuesday Night Film Series. The free films screen from January 17, 2017 to May 2, 2017 at Cline Library Assembly Hall, 7 p.m.

Local film experts introduce each film and series organizers Paul Helford and Paul Donnelly typically lead the post-screening conversation. 

(If you 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. ) 

NAU Parking 2017

The College of Arts and Letters Film Series has been designated as a free parking event. 

To qualify for the free permit, which must be downloaded for each film, you must be a community member and register with NAU Parking: 

  1. Create a Guest Account for designated free parking at nau.edu/guest
  2. Then contact NAU Parking by calling 928.523.6623 or emailing ask.parking@nau.edu to verify you are not affiliated with NAU.
  3. After completing this one-time registration, you will be able to print a free evening parking permit at home for each film. This permit must be displayed on your vehicle dashboard while parked for the event.

Film Series Spring 2017 Schedule

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Cline Library Assembly Hall
Admission is free, but donations are welcome!
*A cartoon precedes features of less than 120 minutes in length

British Film Institute's Greatest Films

*January 17, 2017:  The General

Directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. Starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender; 1926, 67 min, Not Rated

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*January 24, 2017M

Directed by Fritz Lang. Starring Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut; 1931, 117 min, Not Rated (In German with English subtitles)

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*January 31, 2017:  Bringing Up Baby

Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles; 1938, 102 min, Not Rated

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*February 7, 2017:  The Rules of the Game

Directed by Jean Renoir. Starring Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost; 1939, 110 min, Approved Rated (In French with English subtitles)

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February 14, 2017:  The Red Shoes

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer; 1948, 134 min, Not Rated

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*February 21, 2017:  Sunset Boulevard

Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim; 1950, 110 min, Not Rated

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*February 28, 2017:  Rashamon

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Starring Starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori; 1950, 88 min, Not Rated (In Japanese with English subtitles)

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March 7, 2016Vertigo

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes; 1958, 128 min, PG

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*March 21, 2017:  Wild Strawberries

Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Starring Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin; 1957, 91 min, Not Rated (In Swedish with English subtitles)

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*March 28, 2017Touch of Evil

Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Charlton Heston; 1958, 111 min, PG-13 (1998 restoration)

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April 4, 2017:  Rio Bravo

Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan; 1959, 141 min, R

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*April 11, 2017:  Psycho

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles; 1960, 109 min, R

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April 18, 2017:  Chinatown

Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston; 1984, 147 min, R

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*April 25, 2017:  Taxi Driver

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd; 1976, 113 min, R

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*May 2, 2017:  WALL-E

Directed by Andrew Stanton. Starring the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin; 2008, 98 min, G

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The General:  Buster Keaton's finest work as a Civil War train engineer forced to be a hero when Union soldiers steal both loves of his life: his fiancée and his train, The General.
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M:  Peter Lorre's first starring role, haunting a German town as a serial killer targeting children in this disturbing, suspenseful film that director Lang considered his finest work.
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Bringing Up Baby:  There's never been a funnier screwball comedy than this Howard Hawks classic with Cary Grant as a befuddled paleontologist, Katharine Hepburn as a flighty heiress, and a pet leopard named Baby.
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The Rules of the Game:  Set in France at the onset of World War II the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau in Jean Renoir's comedy of manners, ranked 4th in the BFI's top 100 films.
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The Red Shoes:  For Valentine's Day: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger wrote and directed this Oscar winning romantic fable about a ballerina torn between the man she loves and ballet; renowned for its color cinematography, based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale.
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Sunset Boulevard:  One of the all time greats; Billy Wilder co-wrote and directed this Hollywood film noir tale about a washed up actress who seeks the help of a down-on-his-luck screenwriter to write her comeback role.
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Rashamon:  Kurosawa put Japanese film on the world stage with this renowned story of murder and rape told from contradictory points of view.
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Vertigo: BFI's #1 film was a box office dud that may be Hitchcock's greatest movie, a psychological thriller about a former detective hired to follow a woman believed to be possessed by a ghost.
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Wild Strawberries:  An Ingmar Bergman masterpiece about a bitter and aging professor forced to reevaluate his life and confront the truth of his existence.
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Touch of Evil:  Written, directed, and starring Orson Welles, the studio reedited and, then released it as a B picture; it was restored in 1998 using as its blueprint a 58-page memo written by Welles.
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Rio Bravo:  Howard Hawks directed John Wayne as the sheriff, Dean Martin the drunk, Walter Brennan the sidekick, Ricky Nelson the young gunslinger, and Angie Dickinson the mysterious woman; a western classic.
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Psycho:  If Vertigo isn't Hitchock's greatest, maybe this one is. A woman embezzles, goes on the run, checks into the Bates Motel, takes a shower, and movies are changed forever.
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Chinatown:  Roman Polanski directed this thrilling neo-noir from Robert Towne's screenplay, perhaps the best one ever written, about a private detective hired to expose an adulterer but quickly gets caught up in something much more dangerous.
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Taxi Driver:  Director Martin Scorsese's psychological thriller, written by Paul Schrader, about an unstable Vietnam War veteran who works as a taxi driver at night, and spirals into the despair of New York City, before taking matters into his own hands.
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WALL-E:  In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot is whisked away to the spaceship carrying the last of mankind, with the fate of humanity at stake.