Friday, September 13, 2013

Albright College Presents International Film Series

Among the offerings to be screened over the next few weeks:
  • Sept. 17: Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972). By famed director Werner Herzog, this 90-minute film follows the story of the ruthless Don Lope de Aguirre, who leads a 16th century Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
  • Sept. 24: Blackmail (1929). Considered the first masterpiece of Alfred Hitchcock’s U.K. filmmaking, this early sound feature, shot in both silent and sound versions, introduces many of the central ideas and motifs of Hitchcock's later Hollywood creations. The film deals with a woman who kills a man who tries to assault her.
  • Oct. 1: Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder IN-PERSON. Collaborators for more than a decade, Gibson and Recoder unite the traditions of experimental film.
  • Oct. 8: RO.GO.PA.G. (1962). A rarely screened compilation of four short films by Roberto Rossellini, Jean- Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Ugo Gregoretti. The title combines the abbreviations of the four directors' last names.
  • Oct. 22: Micke Cuchar IN-PERSON. Back by popular demand, and prior to his upcoming show at the Tate Modern, an evening sharing Mike Kuchar’s digital dreams.
  • Oct. 29: Fat Girl (2001). France's foremost provocatrice, Catherine Breillat’s polarizing female coming-of-age film about sibling rivalry, family conflict and relationships.
Albright College Presents International Film Series