Friday, October 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Labor Film Series Based on the true story of one of the most notorious trials in American judicial history, this retelling is a classic not only of labor films, but of Italian cinema.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Silent Tuesdays Nineteenth-century “chiller” author and Charles Dickens contemporary Wilkie Collins made a career out of combining social commentary and women in danger in his serialized novels. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Palme d’Or Winners of the 1960s Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a race car test driver who lost his wife. Anne (Anouk Aimée) is a script supervisor and the widow of a stuntman. After a chance meeting, sparks fly.
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Great American Songbook Director Vincente Minnelli reteams with Fred Astaire and gives Cyd Charisse one of her first starring roles as differently minded entertainers who need to come together to save their Broadway musical. Introduction by Michael Lasser.
Friday, October 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Labor Film Series Based on an actual event in 2004, this controversial film looks at the plight of minimum wage workers and their susceptibility to manipulation. A fast food restaurant receives a call from someone claiming to be a police officer investigating theft at the restaurant.
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Palme d’Or Winners of the 1960s A grand-scale epic, set in 1860s Sicily during the Risorgimento—the period that marked the end of Sicily’s existence as an independent monarchy and the emergence of an Italian state—The Leopard is a lavish, elegiac chronicle of the decline of an aristocratic family under the crushing weight of political change.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Silent Tuesdays Directed by Paul Leni—a German import who established Universal Studios’ atmospheric style with his 1927 Hollywood debut The Cat and the Canary—this chiller about a murder in an apparently cursed theater stands as one of the few true silent whodunits. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Palme d’Or Winners of the 1960s Michelangelo Antonioni’s first English-language film is this critically acclaimed murder mystery. Blow-Up pushes the boundaries of visual reality and encourages the audience to question what is and what could be.
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Great American Songbook Vincente Minnelli brings Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse together to dance for the last time. Kelly’s performance of the songs “Almost Like Being in Love” and “The Heather on the Hill” is surpassed only by his dance with Charisse among the Highlands in a reprise of the latter song.
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Labor Film Series In a near future of airtight international borders and militarized corporate warriors, an underground class of workers plug their nervous systems into a global computer network, becoming “cybraceros,” who manipulate robots from a distance.