Emory Report
October 19, 2009
Volume 62, Number 7

Up next from Emory Cinematheque

Oct. 21

“Rules of the Game.”

(Jean Renoir, 1939)
Renoir’s masterpiece pits servants against masters in a serio-comic game of love and death.

Oct. 23

“Jeanne Dielman, 23
Quai du Commerce,
1080 Bruxelles.”
(Chantal Akerman, 1975)
Akerman’s landmark work is an intense examination of a middle-aged housewife’s inner life.

Oct. 28
“Passing Fancy.”

(Yasujiro Ozu, 1933)
Another comic gem focusing on a single father, his wayward son and his love triangle with his best friend.

Nov. 4
“Olympia II: Festival
of Beauty.”

(Leni Riefenstahl, 1938)
Part Two of Leni Riefenstahl’s paen to the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Nov. 11
“Mr. Smith Goes
to Washington.”

(Frank Capra, 1939)
One of Capra’s best loved films pits an innocent James Stewart against a
corrupt Washington D.C.

Nov. 18

“Citizen Kane.”

(Orson Welles, 1941)
Welles’ acclaimed first film experimented with scrambled time schemes, deep focus and long takes to create a work about the ambiguities of fame.

Dec. 2
“The Snake Pit”
(Anatole Litvak, 1948)
An uncompromisingly harsh look at mental hospitals featuring a bravura performance by Olivia de Havilland in the post-war semi-documentary style.


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October 19, 2009
International classics on screen

By Matthew Bernstein

The Department of Film Studies resumes its Emory Cinematheque Series of 35mm film screenings in White Hall 205 on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. introduced by professor Eddy von Mueller.

The fall semester screenings showcase a series of international film classics from the 1930s through the late 1940s; the spring 2010 screenings focus on films from the 1950s. The screenings are free and open to the Emory and Atlanta community.

The fall series includes such outstanding titles as Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s comic melodrama “Passing Fancy” (1933), French director Jean Renoir’s highly regarded “The Rules of the Game” (1939), Frank Capra’s patriotic classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (also 1939) with James Stewart and Orson Welles’s masterpiece “Citizen Kane” (1941).

Join Film Studies for a special talk with acclaimed feminist film critic Molly Haskell, author of “Frankly, My Dear,” her widely praised analysis of “Gone with the Wind” in White Hall 205 on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m., with a book signing and small reception to follow.

Visit filmstudies.emory.edu for the latest information.