CAL Film Series Spring 2018
CAL Film Series Spring 2018
The 2018 Spring CAL Film Series: The Directors
The College of Arts and Letters Film Series celebrates 15 years
drawing campus and community to the big screen to promote an understanding and
appreciation of cinema.
7 p.m. Tuesday evenings during the semester at Cline Library
Assembly Hall, Free. Film Experts Discuss. Prizes. Community. Campus.
There were five major film studios during Hollywood’s Golden
Age, roughly the years from 1932-1947. All five of those studios are
still actively producing entertainment productions today. The CAL Film Series
has featured two of those studios in the past: Columbia and Warner
Brothers. In the future, NAU plans to do series focus on MGM and
Paramount. This year the CAL Film Series takes focus on 20th Century
Fox. In the fall, we focused on “The Stars” and in the spring we focus on “The
Why is this film series important to the NAU?
The NAU College of Arts and Letters Film Series is celebrating 15
years. The film series was started in an effort to bring intellectual growth,
social and civic enrichment, the cultivation of a moral community,
increased awareness of human standards and values, exploration of the
human condition and recognition of the emotional life, as well as increased
access in a smaller community to classic films on the big screen.
Cline Library and the School of Communication also sponsor the CAL
Film Series. It promotes both understanding and appreciation of cinema
throughout campus and the greater Flagstaff community.
The film series directors have created a venue through which
multi-generational audiences are introduced to the social and historical
context of classic film. Before each screening, a host of experts give an
approximate 5-minute introductory talk, to set the film in its historical and
cultural setting, describe how it impacted the age in which it was made, and to
gauge its continuing relevance to the contemporary scene. Presenters have
ranged from professors of music, film studies, humanities, and more as well as
other film experts from NAU and the community.
The film series makes a significant contribution to the civil
discourse and dialogue between students and community members, during the
in-depth discussions that occur after each film. These discussions
provide an opportunity to further explore themes and issues raised in the
films, as well as explore a film's contemporary relevance to the present social
and cultural environment.
(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 2018
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:
- Create a Guest Account for designated free parking at nau.edu/guest
- Then contact NAU Parking by calling 928.523.6623 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to verify you are not affiliated with NAU.
- 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 2018 Schedule
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Cline Library Assembly Hall
Admission is free, but donations are welcome!
January 16, 2018: 7th HeavenRead More
Directed by Frank Borzage;
Starring Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Albert Gran; 1927. 110 min. NR
Frank Borzage won
the Oscar for directing one of the last, and one of the greatest silent films —
a story of a street cleaner who saves a young girl’s life then fall in love
until pulled apart by war.
January 23, 2018: The Ox-Bow IncidentRead More
Directed by William Wellman;
Starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes; 1943. 75 min. NR
Golden Age master
William Wellman directed this western whodunit in which a posse rounds up
murder suspects for a lynching, and nothing but Henry Fonda’s moral caution stands between them and the noose.
January 30, 2018: LifeboatRead More
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock;
Starring Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak; 1944. 97 min. Approved
In master of suspense Alfred
Hitchcock’s World War II tale of survival, survivors of a torpedoed ship are
trapped on a lifeboat with one of the Nazis responsible for sinking it.
February 6, 2018: Gentlemen Prefer BlondesRead More
Directed by Howard Hawks;
Starring Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn; 1953. 91 min. NR
The great Howard Hawks
directed comedies, noirs, westerns, war stories, and one musical — this one
starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as showgirls heading to Paris. The
film features Marilyn’s iconic “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
February 13, 2018: HombreRead More
Directed by Martin Ritt;
Starring Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone; 1967. 111 min. Approved
Martin Ritt directed one of
Paul Newman’s signature roles — a white man raised by an Apache family who
becomes the only hope stagecoach passengers have after they’re robbed of
February 20, 2018: Planet of the ApesRead More
Directed by Franklin J.
Schaffner; Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter; 1968. 112 min.
The original! Before winning
his Oscar for Patton, Franklin J. Schaffner directed this
sci-fi classic about an astronaut crew that crash-lands on a planet inhabited
by intelligent apes.
February 27, 2018: M*A*S*HRead More
Directed by Robert Altman;
Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt; 1970. 116 min. R
Director Robert Altman’s
signature improvisational style and overlapping dialogue emerge fully formed in
this brilliant and hilarious wartime comedy about a Korean War field hospital
staff battling to keep their sanity.
March 6, 2018: The French ConnectionRead More
Directed by William Friedkin;
Starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey; 1971. 104 mins. R
Oscar winner Friedkin directed
this Best Picture and Best Actor Hackman in a dark, exiting crime drama about a
pair of New York cops who stumble onto a drug smuggling ring with a French
March 13, 2018: An Unmarried WomanRead More
Directed by Paul Mazursky;
Starring Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy; 1978. 124
Oscar nominated director Paul
Mazursky called his films serious comedies about American society, and he was
at his best in this film about a Manhattan woman, suddenly divorced and
wrestling with her sense of self.
March 27, 2018: The VerdictRead More
Directed by Sidney Lumet;
Starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden; 1982. 129 min. R
Sidney Lumet was known an
actor’s director. In this multiple-Oscar nominated film, he directed Paul
Newman as an alcoholic lawyer seeking redemption by taking on a seemingly
April 3, 2018: The FlyRead More
Directed by David Cronenberg; Starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz; 1986. 96 min. R
Be afraid, be very afraid.
David Cronenberg, master of visceral horror, has never been better than in this
revered tale of a scientist who transforms into a fly after an experiment gone
April 10, 2018: Broadcast NewsRead More
Directed by James L. Brooks;
Starring William Hurt, Albert Brooks,
Holly Hunter; 1987. 133 min. R
James L.Brooks - Oscar winner, Emmy
winner, original and still producer of The
Simpsons - directed, wrote and
produced this funny, insightful film about a love triangle in the world of
April 17, 2018: Barton FinkRead More
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen,
Starring John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis; 1991. 116 min. R
The Coen Brothers, aka “the
two-headed director,” also wrote this genre-defying tale about an acclaimed New
York playwright who’s lured to write for the movies and discovers the true
horror that is Hollywood.
April 24, 2018: The Ice StormRead More
Directed by Ang Lee; Starring
Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver; 1997. 112 min. R
Ang Lee, one of the great
contemporary filmmakers and a remarkable chronicler of American life, shows
middle class lives spinning out of control in suburban Connecticut in 1973.
May 1, 2018: Minority ReportRead More
Directed by Steven Spielberg; Starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell,
Samantha Morton; 2002. 145 min. PG-13
Spielberg directs from a
short story by Philip K. Dick with Tom Cruise as a police officer in the future
who knows about and can arrest people before they commit crimes.