Cinephile Sundays – Fall 2013 Schedule
Cinéphile Sundays. The films presented by the Cinema and Media Studies program pay tribute to the past and celebrate contemporary artists.
Our programming aims to restore the communal aspect of the filmic experience. The collective appreciation of films --dreaming the same dream next to strangers in the dark--gives cinema its unique affective power, especially in the age of home theaters and computers. All screenings are in the Collins Cinema, Sunday afternoons.
Except for the Oct 20 screening, all films begin at 3:00 pm. All are free and open to the public.
Memory Theatres/ Teatrum Memoriae
This fall, we linger nostalgically over cinema’s remarkable explorations of memory. Cinema—whose screens flicker with memory’s ghosts, images organized in space—has long been preoccupied with the brain’s capacity to remember, to collect and re-collect images that will somehow provide keys to understanding. From the struggle to figure out the last word of a dying man (“Rosebud!”—who can ever forget the whisper that drives Citizen Kane?) to the flood of memories evoked by a madeleine on the tongue (Raul Ruiz’s stunning adaptation of Proust), part one of this two-semester series treats you to five great "memory films" exploring the many corners of the theatre of memory.
All films will be screened in 35mm. Roger Ebert argued that seeing Citizen Kane in 35mm is a “revelation.“ “I remember,” he went on to say, “how the brightness and detail of the 35mm print opened up the corners and revealed the shadows of the great film. . . . Welles . . . wanted to show a man's life that was filled to bursting with possessions, power, associates, wealth and mystery. He created a gloomy, dark visual style for the picture, which in 35mm reveals every nook and cranny to contain a treasure or a hint.”
Please join us in Wellesley’s Collins Cinema on Sundays, 3:00, for a world of treasures and hints.
Sept 29 Citizen Kane (US, 1941, Orson Welles)
Oct 20 Rashômon (Japan, 1950, Akira Kurosawa) Note: This film starts at 4:00 pm.
Nov 3 Last Year at Marienbad (France, 1961, Alain Resnais)
Nov 17 The Mirror (Soviet Union, 1975, Andrei Tarkovsky)
Dec 8 Marcel Proust’s Time Regained (France/Italy/Portugal, 1999, Raul Ruiz)
Spring 2013 Cinephile Sundays schedule
Fall 2012 Cinephile Sundays schedule