Summer Film Series

Film Masterpieces of the 1960s

Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. For those who wish to remain after the films, there will be a discussion period.

 

July 9-10, 2014 

Andrei Rublev

Russian with subtitles, not Rated, 205 minutes

Please note: this film is over 3 hours long. Those who wish to may leave at intermission and see the second half of the film on the following evening, July 10, at 7 p.m.  For those who stay, the entire film will be shown on the 9th. There will be a discussion at the end of each evening.

Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky's epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia's greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, Andrei Rublev has existed only in shortened, censored versions until the Criterion Collection created this complete 205-minute director's cut special edition.

 

July 16, 2014

Breathless

With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.

 

July 23, 2014

Lawrence of Arabia

This sweeping, highly literate historical epic covers the Allies' mid-eastern campaign during World War I as seen through the eyes of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole, in the role that made him a star).

 

July 30, 2014

8 1/2

Marcello Mastroianni delivers a brilliant performance as the filmmaker's alter ego in what is widely believed to be Fellini's finest and most personal work.

 

August 6, 2014

 

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire (from

 a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining.   

 

August 13, 2014

Persona

Arguably Bergman's finest film, Persona explores the human condition with intense curiosity, immense technical skill, and beguiling warmth.

 

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