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Film Screenings

Friday, July 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Last Waltz

Dryden Theatre

Concert Films On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, five thousand cheering fans came to see the famed rock group the Band give their momentous farewell performance at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. The Last Waltz combines both intelligent filmmaking and legendary moments in music history.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Killers

Dryden Theatre

Noir '46 Burt Lancaster (in his debut performance) is the Swede, a washed-up boxer turned failed criminal waiting for death in a small-town diner. Expanded from an Ernest Hemingway short story, the film is pure noir, but also explores the delicate nature of legacy and what remains when we leave this world.

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Tuesday, August 3–Sunday, August 22, 2021, All Day

The Apu Trilogy

This year marks the centennial of director Satyajit Ray’s birth. On this occasion, the Dryden is celebrating Ray’s contribution to cinema and acknowledging the influence he has had on filmmakers worldwide.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Member Movie Night | Pather Panchali

Dryden Theatre

The Apu Trilogy | Member Movie Night The first installment in Ray’s seminal trilogy focuses on a poor Brahmin family in a remote village in Bengal. GEM members admitted for free. Only members may attend this screening. Your entire party must be present before being seated.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Talk to Me

Dryden Theatre

FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Spotlighting Black Film Artists The importance of radio in the 1960s and ’70s is explored in this biographical film about famous Washington, DC, disc jockey Petey Greene (Don Cheadle).

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Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Columbus

Dryden Theatre

FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors Columbus, Indiana, an unlikely mecca for modernist architecture, is the setting for this thoughtful drama. Jin (John Cho) is estranged from his architect father, but still rushes to his side when the older man falls into a coma.

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Friday, August 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Wattstax

Dryden Theatre

Concert Films On August 20, 1972, a special benefit concert for the Southern California community of Watts was held before a screaming crowd of 100,000 in the Los Angeles Coliseum.

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Saturday, August 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Pather Panchali

Dryden Theatre

The Apu Trilogy The first installment in Ray’s seminal trilogy focuses on a poor Brahmin family in a remote village in Bengal.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Within Our Gates

Dryden Theatre

Race Films In this classic silent film, maverick African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux tackles the upheaval of Reconstruction after the American Civil War. Jasper Landry (William Stark), a Black sharecropper, is framed for the murder of a wealthy white planter and finds himself on the run from a lynch mob.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Story of a Three-Day Pass

Dryden Theatre

FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Spotlighting Black Film Artists Stationed in France, young American soldier Turner (Harry Baird) is given a promotion and three-day pass, which he decides to spend in Paris. His wanderings lead him to a nightclub, where he meets Miriam (Nicole Berger), a white French shop clerk, and a romance blossoms.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Dryden Theatre

FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors A worldwide phenomenon upon its release, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon takes us to the early nineteenth century and the waning days of the Qing dynasty. Nominated for ten Academy Awards, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon took home trophies for Score, Cinematography, Art Direction, and Best Foreign Language Film.

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Friday, August 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Let’s Spend the Night Together

Dryden Theatre

Concert Films Iconoclastic director Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, Shampoo) takes on iconoclastic rock legends the Rolling Stones in this concert movie, centering on two separate 1981 Stones performances in Arizona and New Jersey.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Aparajito

Dryden Theatre

The Apu Trilogy The middle section of the Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy is separated into two parts: a 10-year-old Apu (Pinaki Sengupta) living by the Ganges with his family, and a teenage Apu (Smaran Ghosal) finding success in his studies and earning a scholarship to study in Kolkata.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

This Is the Life

Dryden Theatre

FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Spotlighting Black Film Artists The Good Life Health Food Centre is not a name that would immediately inspire thoughts as fertile ground for a musical revolution, but their weekly hip-hop open mic nights are now the stuff of legend. This documentary, Ava DuVernay’s first feature film, is a loving look back at a place and time that can never be duplicated.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Coming Home Again

Dryden Theatre

FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors Director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club, Smoke) returns with this story based on a 1995 New Yorker personal essay by Chang-rae Lee. An intimate film about generational separation and healing, the film continues to return to food and its preparation (all prepared for the film by acclaimed Korean-American chef Corey Lee).

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Friday, August 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Monterey Pop

Dryden Theatre

Concert Films One of the first rock festivals, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place over a weekend in June 1967. It featured the first major American appearances by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Who, and Ravi Shankar, in addition to Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and Simon and Garfunkel

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Saturday, August 21, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Apur Sansar

Dryden Theatre

The Apu Trilogy After high school graduation, Apu (Soumitra Chatterjee) is at a crossroads, encouraged to continue with his studies, but barely sustaining himself through private tutoring. On the advice of his friend Pulu (Swapan Mukherjee), he gets away from the city on a vacation to a rural wedding.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Dark Corner

Dryden Theatre

Noir '46 Brad Gault (Mark Stevens), private investigator, has relocated to New York City after spending two years in a California prison for vehicular manslaughter and has hired Kathleen Stewart (Lucille Ball) to be his secretary.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Shaft

Dryden Theatre

FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Spotlighting Black Film Artists Already an established photographer, musician, and writer, Gordon Parks turned to filmmaking in the late 1960s. Parks’s photographic eye New York City without adornment while Isaac Hayes’s unforgettable score propels the on-screen action, resulting in Hayes becoming the first Black composer to receive an Academy Award. Who’s the cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about? You’re damn right.

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