In Focus: Writing for Cinema

January 16–February 27, 2019

  • It Happened One Night

  • The Fallen Idol

  • Things to Come

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events

Upcoming Films

  • Everlasting Moments

    Jan Troell
    Sweden/Denmark, 2008

    Added Screening!

    • Wednesday, January 16 3:10 PM
    Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell and Linda H. Rugg in Conversation

    Based on the life of Maria Larsson—wife, mother, and pioneering photographer in early twentieth-century Sweden—this exquisite period piece has much to tell us today about the bonds of family and the liberating power of art.

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  • The Fallen Idol

    Carol Reed
    United Kingdom, 1948
    • Wednesday, January 23 3:10 PM
    David Thomson and Michael Ondaatje in Conversation

    Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s gripping, gorgeously visualized thriller about a boy, a butler, and the butler’s secrets “reminds us of the glories of the black-and-white cinema at its peak” (New York Observer).

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  • Things to Come

    Mia Hansen-Løve
    France, 2016
    • Wednesday, January 30 3:10 PM
    Mia Hansen-Løve and Linda H. Rugg in Conversation

    Philosophy professor Isabelle Huppert competently juggles career and family—until an unexpected series of events forces her to rethink her entire life—in Hansen-Løve’s festival favorite. “Huppert is extraordinary” (Time).

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  • Outcast of the Islands

    Carol Reed
    United Kingdom, 1951
    • Wednesday, February 13 3:10 PM
    David Thomson and Michael Ondaatje in Conversation

    Carol Reed’s Joseph Conrad adaptation, filmed in Sri Lanka and starring Trevor Howard as a degenerate drifter, “relies on [a] topflight cast, William Fairchild’s caustic script, and atmospheric locales to realize Conrad’s tableau of putrid humanity left to rot in the sun” (Film Comment).

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  • Autobiography of a Princess

    James Ivory
    United Kingdom, 1975
    • Wednesday, February 20 3:10 PM
    James Ivory and Ajay Gehlawat in Conversation

    The adoring daughter (Madhur Jaffrey) of a once-powerful maharajah invites her father’s tutor (James Mason) to tea, and stories begin to flow, in Ivory’s critique of colonial memory. With shorts The Sword and the Flute and The Creation of Woman.  

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  • It Happened One Night

    Frank Capra
    United States, 1934

    Digital Restoration

    • Wednesday, February 27 3:10 PM
    Victoria Riskin and Joseph McBride in Conversation

    Runaway heiress Claudette Colbert and reporter Clark Gable meet cute in this racy Depression-era romp with Oscar-winning repartee by Robert Riskin.

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