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Events for March
Dryden Roundtable: Academy Awards 2023
Join our Curator of Film Exhibitions and film critics talk of the Oscar changes for this year, favorite nominations, and worst snubs will lead to deeper discussions about some of the best films of the year and how they made 2022 one of the best years in recent cinema memory.
Beyond the Lights
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Women Directors of Color Director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s third feature (after Love & Basketball and The Secret Life of Bees) stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as pop singer Noni Jean, caught between her burgeoning success and her lost sense of self.
The Wedding March
Curator's Choice Erich von Stroheim was able to create a spectacular and lavish film out of any mundane story. And a clichéd plot he would turn into a drama of great psychological complexity.
70 Years of Cinemascope Based on, and using the music of, Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera of Carmen, this Cinemascope marvel is the perfect showcase for its all-Black cast, including Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, and Diahann Carroll.
A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman Paul Thomas Anderson’s third feature concerns twenty-four hours in the lives of a varied lot of Los Angelenos. Two dying fathers work to mend broken ties with their estranged children, while two whiz kids, one grown and one young, struggle with the pressures of their intellects.
Born in Mexico, José Ramón Gil Samaniego and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was a teenager to escape the Mexican Revolution. He was acting on film within a decade and adopted the screen name Ramon Novarro at the suggestion of director Rex Ingram, with whom he worked seven times.
A Wrinkle in Time
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Women Directors of Color Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s groundbreaking novel, the film follows young Meg Murry as she travels space and time to rescue her missing father.
Make Mine Musicals Rita Hayworths’ first color musical, she is the Cover Girl of the title in her only pairing with the legendary Gene Kelly.