CAL Film Series Fall 2017


CAL Film Series Fall 2017

The 2017 Fall College of Arts and Letters Film Series is seeing stars:

The series’ theme —20th Century Fox: The Stars—includes 15 movies featuring some of the most dazzling movie stars from 20th Century Fox films productions as far back as 1935 and as recent as 2016. Commanding the screen are famous actors such as Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Gleason, Alan Rickman, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin.

Get to know about the movies and their famous actors at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings in the Cline Library Assembly Hall. Win prizes as film experts share little-known tidbits about the films, actors and the social issues that impacted the stories and their telling. 

(If you need special accommodations, please contact Disability Resources:, 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
  2. Then contact NAU Parking by calling 928.523.6623 or emailing 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 Fall 2017 Schedule

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Cline Library Assembly Hall
Admission is free, but donations are welcome!

August 29, 2017: Les Misérables

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Directed by Richard Boleslawski. Starring Fredric March, Charles Laughton; 1935, 108 min, Approved

One of the earliest and perhaps the best adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic starring Golden Age icons Fredric March and Charles Laughton in the classic tale of a man pursued by a relentless policeman for stealing a loaf of bread. 

September 5, 2017: Laura

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Directed by Otto Preminger. Starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price; 1944, 88 min, Approved

A brilliant, psychologically complex mystery starring Hollywood beauty Gene Tierney, always dependable leading man Dana Andrews, the elegant Clifton Webb in an Oscar-nominated role, and a young Vincent Price.

September 12, 2017: Nightmare Alley

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Directed by Edmund Goulding. Starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell; 1947, 110 min, Not Rated

Tyrone Power was 20th Century Fox's top leading man, renowned for his striking looks, and almost always the good guy, except here where he plays a carnival con man in this haunting cult classic.

September 19, 2017: All About Eve

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Directed by Joseph Mankiewicz. Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders; 1950, 138 min, PG
A Hollywood classic highlighted by Bette Davis’ iconic role as an aging Broadway superstar who opens her dressing room and heart to an aspiring actress (Anne Baxter) in this sophisticated, funny, six-time Oscar winner, including a well-earned Best Picture. 

September 26, 2017: Hidden Figures

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Directed by Theodore Melfi. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner; 2016, 127 min, PG

The Flagstaff Festival of Science presents and hosts a panel discussion for this 2016 Oscar nominee, box office smash, and winner of the Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Cast about long-forgotten African American women who help in the American space race. 

October 3, 2017: Niagara

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Directed by Henry Hathaway. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotton; 1953, 92 min, Approved

Marilyn Monroe, maybe the greatest star of all time, was under contract to 20th Century Fox and here shows her remarkable appeal and acting chops in a rare dramatic role, arranging her husband’s murder; shot in gorgeous Technicolor on location at Niagara Falls.

October 10, 2017: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

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Directed by Frank Tashlin. Starring Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield; 1957, 93 min, Approved

Hilarious! A television ad writer – Tony Randall at his funniest and best – pretends to be the lover of a famous Hollywood actress, played by voluptuous Jayne Mansfield, so she’ll endorse a lipstick.

October 17, 2017: The Hustler

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Directed by Robert Rossen. Starring Paul Newman, George C. Scott, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie; 1961, 134 min, Not Rated
One of Paul Newman's most memorable roles, Oscar nominated as up-and-coming pool player, Fast Eddie Felson, in a film that was nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Actress for Piper Laurie and supporting nods for both Jackie Gleason and George C. Scott. 

October 24, 2017: Two for the Road

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Directed by Stanley Donen. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney; 1967, 111 min, Approved
Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney shine in writer Fredric Raphael’s unique, delightful Oscar-winning romantic comedy about a couple whose lives weave from past to present, from first meeting to newlyweds, to unhappily marrieds, and back and forth again and again. 

October 31, 2017: Young Frankenstein

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Directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman; 1974, 108 min, PG
For Halloween: Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote with star Gene Wilder one of the funniest movies ever, co-starring Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, and Cloris Leachman as the immortal Frau Blücher (cue the horses!)

November 7, 2017: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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Directed by Ronald Neame. Starring Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens; 1969, 116 min, PG
Dame Maggie Smith has been one of the world’s most celebrated actresses from her first Oscar winning role as Jean Brodie through a 60-year career that hit its peak in her 70s and 80s with the Harry Potter blockbusters and the remarkable “Downton Abbey.”

November 14, 2017: The Poseidon Adventure

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Directed by Ronald Neame. Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley; 1972, 117 min, PG

Winner of the Best Special Effects Oscar, and nominated for eight more, Gene Hackman leads an all-star cast, including Shelly Winters (Oscar nominated), Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, and Carol Lynley through a capsized ocean liner in perhaps the best of the 1970s disaster film genre. 

November 21, 2017: Harry and Tonto

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Directed by Paul Mazursky. Starring Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, Dan George, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman; 1974, 115 min, R

Writer-director Paul Mazursky’s critically acclaimed dramatic comedies dealt with contemporary social issues and here led TV icon Art Carney to a Best Actor Oscar as a retired lifelong New Yorker who goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto. 

November 28, 2017: 9 to 5

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Directed by Colin Higgins. Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman; 1980, 109 min, PG
What a cast! Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton in a box office smash about three female employees of a "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" (played by Dabney Coleman) who hilariously turn the tables on him; one of AFI's top 100 comedies.

December 5, 2017: Die Hard

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Directed by John McTiernan. Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia; 1988, 131 min, R
It’s Christmas Eve and NY cop John McClane, in LA to reconcile with his wife, has to save her and others held hostage in a high rise building, in one of the greatest action films of all time, catapulting comedic TV actor Bruce Willis into movie superstardom and introducing us to Alan Rickman.