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Upcoming Films

E.g., 2016-09-26
E.g., 2016-09-26
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:20pm
8 x 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements
  • Wed., September 28, 2016, 7:00 pm
Recital Hall

Directed by Hans Richter, in cooperation with Yves Tanguy, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Jean Cocteau, et al. Some famed Surrealist/Dada artists collaborated on this playful avant-garde feature made up of dreamy, absurdist vignettes inspired by the game of chess.

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
The Great Adventure
  • Fri., September 30, 2016, 7:00 pm
Recital Hall

Beauty and cruelty coexist in this poetic, painstakingly photographed nature film in which two young Swedish farm boys interact with foxes, lynx, otters, and other wild animals over four seasons. English narration.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
The Adventures of Chico
  • Sun., October 2, 2016, 1:30 pm
Recital Hall

Directed by Horace and Stacy Woodard. A Mexican boy without neighbors befriends the desert animals who live around him. “Tender, unaffected, and charming . . . If it is not the best animal picture ever made, we hope someone will tell us where to look for its equal”—NY Times.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Gunga Din
  • Wed., October 5, 2016, 6:45 pm
  • Fri., October 7, 2016, 6:45 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

One of Hollywood’s greatest action-adventure-comedies focuses on three British soldiers stationed in colonial India. When they’re not horsing around or trying to thwart a comrade’s marriage, they battle a rebellious cult of religious fanatics—with the help of their humble water boy.

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Gunga Din
  • Wed., October 5, 2016, 6:45 pm
  • Fri., October 7, 2016, 6:45 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

One of Hollywood’s greatest action-adventure-comedies focuses on three British soldiers stationed in colonial India. When they’re not horsing around or trying to thwart a comrade’s marriage, they battle a rebellious cult of religious fanatics—with the help of their humble water boy.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:55pm
Elephant Boy
  • Sun., October 9, 2016, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Part adventure film, part ethnographic documentary (by the great Robert Flaherty no less), this film version of a story in Kipling’s The Jungle Book focuses on a young Indian boy who helps his mahout father round up a herd of wild elephants for the British government.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:55pm
The Man Who Would Be King
  • Wed., October 12, 2016, 6:45 pm
  • Fri., October 14, 2016, 6:45 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

In late 19th-century India, two ex-British soldiers, both con artists, journey to remote Kafiristan to set themselves up as rulers and gods—and swindle the natives out of their riches. This exotic, exciting adventure movie doubles as a moral allegory.

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:55pm
The Man Who Would Be King
  • Wed., October 12, 2016, 6:45 pm
  • Fri., October 14, 2016, 6:45 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

In late 19th-century India, two ex-British soldiers, both con artists, journey to remote Kafiristan to set themselves up as rulers and gods—and swindle the natives out of their riches. This exotic, exciting adventure movie doubles as a moral allegory.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:20pm
Jungle Book
  • Sun., October 16, 2016, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

The first film version of Kipling’s classic is a splendid Technicolor adventure fantasy about a young Indian boy raised by wolves and able to communicate with wild animals.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:25pm
When Comedy Was King
  • Wed., October 19, 2016, 7:00 pm
  • Fri., October 21, 2016, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

The second of several hilarious silent-film compilations made by Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Youngson during the 1950s and 1960s features great screen clowns in choice clips.

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