Directed by Robin Hessman, 2010, U.S., 88 min. Russian with English Subtitles.
My Perestroika follows five ordinary Russians living through extraordinary times, chronicling their sheltered Soviet childhood, the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years and the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. A complex, award-winning portrait of the dreams and disillusionment of the last generation raised behind the Iron Curtain. Co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Russian Program!
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Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00pm
The Lady From Shanghai
Directed by Orson Welles, 1948, U.S., 90 min. With Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane.
Hayworth’s femme fatale siren enchants Welles’ Irish sailor in a lm noir taken to the extremes of byzantine plot machinations, sinister intrigue and mazes of deceit. Their marriage on the rocks at the time, the star couple stir up a palpable chemistry tinged with anxiety, dread and violence – an atmosphere visualized in two of cinema’s great set-pieces: an aquarium tank housing a restless shark and the finale’s legendary hall-of-mirrors shootout. Presented in a new digital restoration!
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Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00pm
Directed by Jame Marsh, 2011, UK, 93 min.
Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Project Nim is an un inching and unsentimental biography of an animal that science tried to make human. Co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Philosophy Department!
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Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00pm
Directed by Caroline Bacle, 2012, Canada, 72 min.
As climate changes force us to reconsider the relationship between the built environment and our natural resources, urban explorers and municipal governments are uncovering the many waterways buried underneath cities during the 19th-century’s Industrial Revolution. Lost Rivers examines these hidden rivers in cities around the world and intro- duces us to the people dedicated to exploring and exposing them. Co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Environmental Center!
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Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00pm
Directed by Andy Warhol, 1965, U.S., 66min.
Six years before Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, Warhol paid $3,000 for the rights to Anthony Burgess’ novel. Ronald Tavel loosely adapted the story into this exploration of cultural incompatibility in which Factory regulars enact the rehabilitation of a young hoodlum by leather-clad S&M practitioners. Preceded by a selection of Screen Tests (Warhol, 1964- 66). Presented in conjunction with the Bucknell University Samek Art Museum and Downtown Gallery’s exhibition “Warhol: Again for the First Time.”
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Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00pm
Stranger By The Lake
Directed by Alain Guirandie, 2013, France, 97 min. With Pierre de Landonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumcao. French with English subtitle.
Prize-winner in Cannes’ “Un Certain Regard,” Giraudie’s exploration of desire unfolds at a cruising spot on a lakeshore in rural France. When a murder momentarily disrupts the idyllic setting, the developing relationship between a regular and his mysterious new paramour takes on ominous overtones. Capturing “naked bodies and hardcore sex with the same matter-of-fact sensuousness that he brings to ripples on the water and the fading light of dusk” (Dennis Lim, Film Comment), Stranger by the Lake “is some- thing more than a thriller – at its very best, it’s a meditation on the nature of friendship and desire, as well as the maddening incongruity of the two” (RogerEbert.com). Presented with the support of the Bucknell University Lectureship Committee!
Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00pm
Le Joli Mai
Directed by Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme, 1963, France, 145 min.
An early lm from the prolific, poetic and revered cinematic essayist Chris Marker. Le Joli Mai is “a far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society” (Film Comment), a portrait of Paris with several thousand actors – including a poet, a student, an owl, a housewife, a stockbroker, a dancer, two lovers, General de Gaulle and sev- eral cats. Filming just after the cease re between France and Algeria, Marker and Lhomme documented Paris during a turning point in French history. Presented on a 50th anniversary digital restoration. Co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Comparative Humanities Program
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00pm
Directed by Harry Lynch, 2012, U.S. 98 min.
Join Dr. Scott Tinker on a global journey to nd out how we’ve begun the shift to energy alter- natives that will shape our future. Exploring the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels – many highly restricted and never before lmed – Dr. Tinker gets straight answers from international lead- ers of government, industry and academia, unraveling complex problems to o er a path that is both surprising and remarkably prag- matic. Co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Environmental Center!
Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00pm
Directed by Charlie Chaplin, 1936, U.S., 87 min. With Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard.
Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly com- mentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times – though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound – is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy. Co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Comparative Humanities Program!