Two themes, two great series
First and third Tuesdays 7 pm at the Cline Library auditorium. Free Admission
NAU’s College of Arts and Letters and Social and College of Behavioral Sciences Film Series, co-sponsored by the Cline Library, promotes understanding and appreciation of cinema at Northern Arizona University and the greater Flagstaff community.
Why is this film series important to NAU?
The CAL/SBS Film Series blends well-known audience favorites along with lesser-known movies. Before each movie, a local film expert offers a short introduction of the film to set its historical, artistic, and cultural context. Each screening is followed by a discussion.
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 time to arrange. Assisted listening systems are also available.
Fall 2021 schedule
Admission is free, but donations are welcome!
Join us the first Tuesday of most months for a celebration of the films of 1971. This serves as a retrospective of films that are celebrating a 50th anniversary.
Then, on the third Tuesday of the month, we’ll enjoy films that line up with heritage month celebrations.
September 7: Harold and Maude Accordion Closed
Directed by Hal Ashby; Starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort; 1971, 91 min., PG
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
September 21: Real Women Have Curves Accordion Closed
Directed by Patricia Cardoso; starring America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, & Ingrid Oliu; 2002, 90 min., PG-13
Newcomer America Ferrara stars as a Mexican-American high school student who is torn between her own dreams and the obligations of her family. The film was widely praised for its groundbreaking take on body positivity and realistic depiction of the Mexican-American community in East Los Angeles. Critic Elvis Mitchell said that the film was “effervescent and satisfying, a crowd pleaser that does not condescend.” It was chosen for inclusion in the U.S. film registry by the Library of Congress in 2019.
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
October 5: The Last Picture Show Accordion Closed
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich; Starring Starring Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman; 1971; 128 minutes; R
In one of the most extraordinary film debuts since Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane,” Peter Bogdanovich’s first film, “The Last Picture Show,” is a sad, and moving classic, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s small Texas town coming of age novel, that was nominated for eight Oscars and won for veteran actors Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman in unforgettable supporting roles.
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
October 19: Sound of Metal Accordion Closed
Directed by Darius Marder; Starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, and Paul Raci; 2019, 120 min., R
Commemorate Disability Pride and Heritage Month with the story of heavy metal drummer Ruben Stone (Ahmed), and his struggle to navigate life and find his identity as he begins to lose his hearing. The film has been heralded as an evocative look at the experiences of the deaf community.
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
November 2: A New Leaf Accordion Closed
Directed by Elaine May; Starring Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston; 1971; 102 minutes; G
In the early 1970s there were some women screenwriters, very few women directors, and only one triple hyphenate, writer-director-star Elaine May who co-stars with Walter Matthau in her debut film, “A New Leaf,” one of the funniest movies ever, which film critic Roger Ebert described as “hilarious, and cockeyed, and warm.”
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
November 16: Tó ÉÍ’ Iiná Até (Water Is Life) Accordion Closed
Directed by Deidra Peaches; 2013, 80 min., NR
Tó éí ’iiná até (Water is Life) explores the impact of industrialization and its ramifications on the environment, particularly its impact on the Navajo Nation, including political strife among tribal members and government leaders. While water scarcity and environmental degradation are growing global concerns, Peaches and Hoyungawa’s film foregrounds the efforts of the Indigenous environmental organization, Black Mesa water Coalition, and the regional efforts in Arizona to negotiate this complex economic and political crisis.
Q & A session with filmmaker Deidra Peaches to follow the film!
November 30: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory sing-along! Accordion Closed
Directed by Mel Stuart; Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, and Peter Ostrum; 1971, 98 min.,
Come with me and you’ll sing
To a movie about pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see
Song words on the screen!
We’ll begin with a spin
Watching a world of Roald Dahl’s creation
What we’ll see will bring child-like elation
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Parking at NAU
Some events are designated as guest parking with a permit for community members.
To qualify for weeknight event parking permits, you must be a community member and register with NAU Parking:
- Create a Guest Account for designated free parking.
- Contact NAU Parking by calling 928.523.6623 or emailing to verify you are not affiliated with NAU.
- After completing this one-time registration, you will be able to receive an evening parking permit.
You are no longer required to display a guest permit. Simply provide the license plate of the vehicle you’ll be parking at the time of purchase, and make sure you park so that your license plate is visible!