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Transforming Hollywood 5: The Future of Television

Transforming Hollywood 5: The Future of Television

April 4 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This year, the fifth installment of Transmedia, Hollywood has been given a new title—Transforming Hollywood: The Future of Television—to reflect our desire to engage more fully with the radical changes taking place in the American television industry for creators, distributors and audiences. When … Continue reading

Nashville (1975)

Nashville (1975)

April 4 @ 7:30 PM
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Filmmaker Robert Altman’s exhilarating masterpiece cuts a cross-section through the musical community of mid-1970s Nashville, illuminating the foibles of country music’s jet set and the blind ambition of hopeless nobodies struggling to break in.

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The James Dean Story (1957); Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “The Young One” & The Delinquents (1957)

The James Dean Story (1957); Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “The Young One” & The Delinquents (1957)

April 5 @ 7:30 PM
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Undertaken soon after his untimely death, The James Dean Story sought a degree of sensitivity and analysis that was well-met by the eloquent testimonials of Dean’s family and childhood friends, and the moving, well-researched screenplay by Stewart Stern (who had … Continue reading

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Sofia’s Last Ambulance (Bulgaria, 2012)

Sofia’s Last Ambulance (Bulgaria, 2012)

April 6 @ 7:00 PM
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In this internationally acclaimed documentary, director Ilian Metev rides along with the three-person crew of one of the last remaining emergency ambulances serving the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia.

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A Perfect Couple (1979) & The Kathryn Reed Story (1965)

A Perfect Couple (1979) & The Kathryn Reed Story (1965)

April 7 @ 7:30 PM
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In A Perfect Couple, Alex and Sheila meet through a dating agency. Though early signs suggest they are not so well matched, their weariness of the dating life and of being alone leads them to forgive and adapt, over and … Continue reading

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Lecture: “He is My Wife, He is My Mother”

Lecture: “He is My Wife, He is My Mother”

April 10 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Lecture/Demonstration: “He is My Wife, He is My Mother” Director Katherine Hui-ling Chou and performer Yi-Hsiu Lee Location: MacGowan 1330 Time: 4:30 – 6pm Admission: Free Named as a must-see play in Taiwan, He is My Wife, He is My … Continue reading

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Brewster McCloud (1970) & Behind the Scenes of Brewster McCloud (1970)

Brewster McCloud (1970) & Behind the Scenes of Brewster McCloud (1970)

April 11 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Young Brewster lives secretly beneath the Houston Astrodome, developing a set of artificial wings and nursing an urge to fly, assisted by a seeming guardian angel. Implicated in the murders of corrupt local officials, Brewster must finally resort to a … Continue reading

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The Breaking Point (1950) & Under My Skin (1950)

The Breaking Point (1950) & Under My Skin (1950)

April 12 @ 7:30 PM
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A double feature of John Garfield noir films based on stories by Ernest Hemingway. In The Breaking Point, director Michael Curtiz delivers a taut adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not,” transposing the story of a struggling fishing … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

April 13 @ 11:00 AM
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Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds shine in perhaps the greatest Hollywood musical of all time. Propelled by a crackling script and exuberant song-and-dance routines, this classic will leave you with a glorious feeling.

3 Women (1977) & Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

3 Women (1977) & Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

April 13 @ 7:00 PM
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In 3 Women, newly employed at a geriatric rehabilitation center, painfully shy Pinky befriends chatty co-worker Millie and the two become roommates. A misfit harboring delusions of her own popularity, Millie takes out her vague frustrations on vulnerable Pinky; their … Continue reading

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Talk on “Queer Regionalism”

Talk on “Queer Regionalism”

April 17 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Talk on “Queer Regionalism” with Prof. Gayatri Gopinath, New York University Presentation Room, Charles E. Young Research Library Prof. Gayatri Gopinath is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and also serves as Director of … Continue reading

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Hollywood Television Theater: “Carola” (1973)

Hollywood Television Theater: “Carola” (1973)

April 18 @ 7:30 PM
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Jean Renoir wrote “Carola” as a play, but when he became too ill to stage it himself, he personally entrusted the piece to Norman Lloyd who brings it to lustrous life on the small screen. Backstage at a theater in … Continue reading

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Countdown (1968) & Modern Football (1951)

Countdown (1968) & Modern Football (1951)

April 19 @ 3:00 PM
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Anticipating the first moon landing by a year, Countdown depicted America’s participation in the space race with surprising detail and plausibility. Rival astronauts Lee (James Caan) and “Chiz” (Robert Duvall) vie to be the first American on the moon. Their … Continue reading

Norman Lloyd: Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Norman Lloyd: Alfred Hitchcock Presents

April 19 @ 7:30 PM
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A selection of episodes from the popular television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents directed by Norman Lloyd. From a story about a down-and-out gambler offered a chance to recoup his losses, in return for his pinky finger to a jealous husband … Continue reading

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Snow on the Pines (Barfroo-ye kajha) (2013)

Snow on the Pines (Barfroo-ye kajha) (2013)

April 24 @ 7:30 PM
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Shot in evocative black and white, the directorial debut of award-winning actor Payman Maadi delicately explores the fallout of a marriage that collapses in betrayal and isolation. Roya has long-since settled into a staid domestic routine when she discovers her … Continue reading

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Bending the Rules (Ghaedeye tasadof) (2013)

Bending the Rules (Ghaedeye tasadof) (2013)

April 25 @ 7:30 PM
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Winner of Best Film at the 31st Fajr International Film Festival, director Behnam Behzadi’s second feature brings bravura camera work and charged plotting to the clash between generations. A theater troupe of twentysomethings plans to present its latest play abroad … Continue reading

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M*A*S*H (1970) & Pot Au Feu (1965)

M*A*S*H (1970) & Pot Au Feu (1965)

April 26 @ 7:30 PM
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The feature that made Robert Altman’s name was a master-stroke, introducing numerous artistic effects and flourishes (multi-layered soundtracks and a searching use of zoom lenses) that became the director’s unique signature. Depicting a mobile army surgical unit in Korea, and … Continue reading

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The Bright Day (Rooz-e roshan) (2013)

The Bright Day (Rooz-e roshan) (2013)

April 27 @ 7:00 PM
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A race against the clock thriller, The Bright Day weaves through the streets and back alleys of Tehran as a woman and her driver have six hours to track down a witness willing to testify in court to save a … Continue reading

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Hollywood Television Theater: “Incident at Vichy” & Insight: “The Hit Man” (1983)

Hollywood Television Theater: “Incident at Vichy” & Insight: “The Hit Man” (1983)

April 30 @ 7:30 PM
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In Arthur Miller’s charged World War II drama, a group of 10 captives is held in a Nazi detention room in Vichy, 1942. Awaiting interrogation as rumors of concentration camps and mysterious trains roil the air, the increasingly desperate men … Continue reading

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