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
Russian with subtitles, not Rated, 205 minutes
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
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
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'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
Arguably Bergman's finest film, Persona explores the human condition with intense curiosity, immense technical skill, and beguiling warmth.
Annotations from rottentomatoes.com.