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Upcoming Films

E.g., 2017-06-29
E.g., 2017-06-29
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
In Dubious Battle
  • Wed., May 31, 2017, 6:45 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

In this all-star Steinbeck adaptation set in Depression-era California, an idealistic activist urges apple pickers to strike for higher wages and better working conditions.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:25pm
Titicut Follies
  • Sun., May 28, 2017, 1:30 pm
  • Fri., June 2, 2017, 7:00 pm
50th Anniversary!
Morley Lecture Hall

Frederick Wiseman’s debut film is an unflinching exposé of Massachusetts’s Bridgewater State Hospital for the criminally insane. The movie was banned for 20 years because it allegedly violated the inmates’ privacy and dignity. But what it really did was show how the state tortured and abused people in its care.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:35pm
High School
  • Sun., June 4, 2017, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Wiseman’s second documentary is a frank, often funny, fly-on-the-wall look at the daily activities within Philadelphia’s Northeast High School during spring 1968. Selected for the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 1991.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:35pm
Deconstructing the Beatles’ "Revolver"
  • Wed., June 7, 2017, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Beatles expert (and frequent CMA guest) Scott Freiman takes viewers into the studio as the Fab Four create their seminal 1966 album that some regard as the best ever. Freiman uses rare audio and video clips to dissect the recording of such classic tracks as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “Tomorrow Never Knows.”

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:35pm
Deconstructing the Beatles’ "Sgt. Pepper"
  • Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Musicologist and Beatles expert (and frequent CMA guest) Scott Freiman explores the history and production of the landmark 1967 recording Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which Rolling Stone called “the most important rock & roll album ever made.”

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:55pm
Hospital
  • Sun., June 11, 2017, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Take a look inside East Harlem’s Metropolitan Hospital Center, mostly the emergency ward and outpatient clinic, in this unvarnished look at urban health care circa 1970. Winner of two Emmy awards, the movie was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 1994.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:35pm
School of Babel
  • Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
  • Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

This portrait of a unique Paris school that caters to immigrant children follows one class of students, ages 11 to 15, as they adapt to a new land while also dealing with homesickness, family responsibilities, and trauma.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:35pm
School of Babel
  • Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
  • Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

This portrait of a unique Paris school that caters to immigrant children follows one class of students, ages 11 to 15, as they adapt to a new land while also dealing with homesickness, family responsibilities, and trauma.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:55pm
Law and Order
  • Sun., June 18, 2017, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Another Emmy winner for Wiseman, this “direct cinema” classic captures Kansas City policemen as they perform their multiple roles—as law enforcers, maintainers of order, and social workers—on any given day.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:35pm
Sacro GRA
  • Wed., June 21, 2017, 7:00 pm
  • Fri., June 23, 2017, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, this documentary captures a few of the colorful individuals who live and work in the shadow of the Grande Raccordo Anulare, the major highway that encircles Rome.

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Keep Quiet
Titicut Follies
In Dubious Battle
High School
Hospital