Special Screenings 2014

Sunday, September 7 at 1pm

Double Indemnity – 70th Anniversary Restoration! Free!

Directed by Billy Wilder (U.S. 1944) 106 min. DCP. With Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson.

James M. Cain’s torrid novel had been declared too hot for Hollywood’s Production Code Administration for a decade before Wilder willed the project past the censors—mainly by casting it as a morality tale. Stanwyck accepted the challenge of her nasty role, giving a knockout performance as the seductive murderess, and MacMurray broke from years of typecasting as an affable good guy to make insurance man Walter Neff one of the screen’s most cynical anti-heroes. Presented by the Bucknell Arts Council during Arts.Everywhere. Festival.

“Stanwyck’s Phyllis Dietrichson, a platinum blonde who wears tight white sweaters, an anklet, and sleazy-kinky shoes, is perhaps the best acted and the most fixating of all the slutty, cold-blooded femmes fatales of the film noir genre. With her bold stare, her sneering, over-lipsticked, thick-looking mouth, and her strategically displayed legs, she’s a living entrapment device.” – Pauline Kael


Thursday, September 18 at 4pm

Math in the Movies

Presentation by Tony DeRose, Pixar Animation Studios. Reception follows.

Filmmaking has undergone a revolution brought on by advances in areas such as computer technology, geometry, and applied mathematics. Using numerous examples drawn from Pixar’s feature
films, this talk will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the role that math has played in the revolution. SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY LECTURESHIP COMMITTEE, DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, FILM/MEDIA STUDIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE.


Saturday, September 27 at 3pm

More Than Honey

Directed by Markus Imhoof (Austria 2013) 91 min. DCP
Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees are facing extinction. He investigates the global phenomenon from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography (reminiscent of Microcosmos) of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. Co-Presented by the Department of Biology and Program in Animal Behavior. Introduced by Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, Associate Professor of Biology & Animal Behavior.

“[A] marvelous bee-centric documentary …a delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis” – Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice


Friday, October 31 at 10pm

Dawn of the Dead – Free!

Directed by George A. Romero (U.S. 1979) 125 min. With David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger.

A Halloween double header! After the Campus Theatre’s showing of Night of the Living Dead (1968), Bucknell presents the middle component of Romero’s renowned trilogy: Dawn of the Dead, whichranks among the outstanding horror films of all time. Sponsored by the Bucknell Community Engagement Fund.

“While the broader aspects of [the film’s] satire on consumer-capitalism have been widely appreciated, less attention has been paid to its shrewd study of the essentially repressive nature of the major socially-endorsed relationships of our culture (man-woman and buddy-buddy), and the tentative progress of the two survivors towards a redefinition of male/female roles.” – Robin Wood


Sunday, December 7 at 7:30pm

BU Student Film Showcase – Free!

Directed by BU Film/Media Students (U.S. 2014) TRT approx 60 min.

Please join us for Bucknell’s end of semester student film screening. Students enrolled in Intro to Film/Media Production will be sharing their final films with the Lewisburg and Bucknell community. Come see a range of approaches and topics explored in these short form videos.