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Film Series

Movie night at Cline

Bring your friends to the annual NAU Film Series, hosted by the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. We screen films every other Tuesday night at the Cline Library assembly hall—everyone is welcome.

The film series promotes understanding and appreciation of cinema throughout Northern Arizona University and the greater Flagstaff community. A short introduction will precede each film to establish its artistic, historical, and cultural context, with discussion to follow.

The CAL/SBS Film Series highlights well-known favorites and lesser-known films from a wide selection of genres, directors, and actors. This season, the focus is on memorable supporting actors and roles, with special focus on national heritage and history months.

Complimentary parking will be available for community members.


January 24: The Cincinnati Kid

Steve McQueen was the biggest star in the world in the ‘60s, and he was never better than The Cincinnati Kid, where he plays an up-and-coming poker player facing an old master played by Edward G. Robinson. The supporting cast includes Ann-Margaret, Tuesday Weld, Karl Malden, and Rip Torn in this Norman Jewison-directed classic. 1965, 102 min., TV-14. Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%


February 7: Eve’s Bayou

We celebrate Black History Month with director Kasi Lemmons’ debut feature. Lemmons, whose latest film is “Whitney Houston: I Want to Dance with Somebody”, wrote and directed this gothic story of mystery, deceit, and mysticism starring and produced by Samuel L. Jackson. It’s been called “a landmark in ’90s independent cinema…[with] great power undiminished by the intervening decades.” 1997, 108 min., R. Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

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February 21: Devil in a Blue Dress

We celebrate Black History Month with Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins, the iconic handyman detective first penned by novelist Walter Mosley. Written and directed by Carl Franklin, the film also features Don Cheadle in support as Easy’s terrifyingly murderous protector. 1995, 102 min., R. Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

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March 7: To Catch a Thief

We pay tribute to the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, with one of his most iconic and beautifully shot movies. To Catch a Thief, which was filmed on the pictureqsue French Mediterranean coast, stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in a story of a not-so-retired jewel thief. 1955, 106 min., PG. Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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March 21: Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we present this critically acclaimed film. It is an intimate portrayal of a teenage girl, played by Sidney Flanigan, faced with an unintended pregnancy. Finding little support in her home state of Pennsylvania, she sets out with her cousin, played by Talia Ryder, on a fraught journey to New York City. 2020, 101 min., PG-13. Rotten Tomatoes score: 99%

Watch the theatrical trailer.