Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30pm
Labor Film Series. The film that inspired creation of the Rochester Labor Film Series in 1989, The Killing Floor recounts the true story of efforts to organize an interracial union of Chicago packing house workers during and after World War I.
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:30am
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00pm
Gandhi at 150. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi’s birth, the Dryden Theatre presents Attenborough’s Academy Award–winning epic for the first time.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:30pm
ImageOut of the Archives. Trick is truly a boy-meets-go-go-boy Manhattan fairy tale, but real life intrudes when its would-be lovers have nowhere to do the deed.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:30pm
In Memoriam: Doris Day. Jazz singer Ruth Etting is brought gloriously to life by Doris Day in this biopic.
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:30pm
Stephen King’s Dollar Babies | Halloween | Filmmaker Q&A. Unnerving, disturbing tales are Stephen King’s specialty, as evidenced by these five films adapted from his short stories.
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30pm
Labor Film Series. Ermanno Olmi, one of Italy’s most prolific directors but underappreciated in the United States, reflects his deep understanding of the rhythms of life and labor of northern Italy’s peasants and his commitment to them.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:30am
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00pm
The Canon. Judy Garland gives an endearing performance as the young Dorothy Gale, who is swept away by a tornado to the Land of Oz.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:30pm
Silent Tuesdays. This program explores the elusive nature of documentary films in the silent period, including a surrealist look at a remote region of Spain, an atypical travelogue of the southern coast of France, and two city symphonies, one of Berlin and one of New York City.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30pm
In Memoriam: Doris Day | Free Member Movie. This movie musical is also a rare Hollywood foray into a labor milieu, with factory scenes shot on the premises of the Weldon Pajama Co. and Doris Day heading up a grievance committee to petition for better working conditions and higher pay.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:30pm
Pasolini. Anna Magnani plays a middle-aged prostitute determined to give her son the bourgeois life she never had, until a figure from the past returns to threaten her dreams.
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Labor Film Series. Unlike labor films that depict class struggles on the shop floor or the picket line, At War shows the struggle waged at the bargaining table, involving management’s decision to close an auto parts plant despite wage concessions made by the workers to keep it open.
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00pm
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Archival Screening Night has been the centerpiece of every Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) conference since 1991. Composed of 22 films and videos from archives ranging from Rochester to Alaska, Hawaii, Israel, the Netherlands, and back, this program has something for everyone.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:30pm
Silent Tuesdays | Halloween. F. W. Murnau, an undisputed master of German expressionist cinema, mounts the screen’s first feature-length adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:30pm
Polish Film Festival | Halloween. Poland’s most prominent filmmaker, Andrzej Wajda adapts a turn-of-the-century play that deals with Poland’s troublesome past and the perils of its drive toward self-determination.
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 7:30pm
Stephen King’s Dollar Babies | Halloween | Filmmaker Q&A. The horror from Stephen King continues with this quintet of films based on his work.