Essential Art House Series of International Classics


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The films from Europe and Asia that were unveiled to curious American eyes had an incalculable effect on our movies. At the moment the studio system was dissolving and lighter equipment was making genuinely independent filmmaking a reality, artists like Roberto Rossellini and Akira Kurosawa were crafting cinematic art and inspiring a new generation of future directors and audiences in the process. The films in the series are from what is now considered the Golden Age of art cinema. They were the building blocks of a new American film culture, and they changed the way movies were seen, the way they were discussed, and certainly the way they were made.

Now at Amherst Cinema these films can been seen -- many in glorious, new 35mm prints -- with eminent film scholars present at one of each film's screenings.
See individual titles for more information.

LOVES OF A BLONDE
NEW 35MM PRINT!
Milos Forman, 1965
Sunday March 9   2:00
Thursday March 13  7:00
Anne Ciecko (Univ. of Massachusetts) will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show on Thursday March 13.

THE FIREMAN'S BALL
NEW 35MM PRINT!
Milos Forman, 1967
Sunday March 16  2:00
Thursday March 20  7:00

BLACK ORPHEUS
Marcel Camus, 1959
Sunday March 23  2:00
Thursday March 27  7:00
Marisa Parham (Amherst College) will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show on Thursday March 27

HIGH AND LOW
Akira Kurosawa, 1963
Sunday March 30 2:00
Thursday April 3  7:00
Baba Hillman (Hampshire College) will introduce the film and field questions after the 2:00 show on Sunday March 30

WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM
Dusan Makavejev, 1971
Sunday April 6  2:00
Thursday April 10  7:00
Barton Byg (Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst) will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show on Thursday April 10

FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS
Roberto Rossellini, 1950
Sunday April 13  2:00
Thursday April 17  7:00
Robin Blaetz (Mount Holyoke College) will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show on Thursday April 17

UGETSU
Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953
Sunday April 20  2:00
Thursday April 24  7:00
Helen von Schmidt (Amherst College) wil introduce the film and field questions after the 2:00 show on Sunday April 20.

PIERROT LE FOU
NEW 35MM PRINT!
Jean-Luc Godard, 1965
Sunday April 27  2:00
Thursday May 1  7:00
Dale Hudson (Amherst College) will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show on Thursday May 1

PICKPOCKET
Robert Bresson, 1959
Sunday May 4  2:00
Thursday May 8  7:00
Hampshire College Prof. Polina Barskova will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show on Thursday May 8

THE LADY VANISHES
Alfred Hitchcock, 1938
Sunday May 11  2:00
Thursday May 15  7:00
Shawn Shimpach (Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst) will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show Thursday May 15

DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE
NEW 35MM PRINT!
Pietro Germi, 1961
Sunday May 18  2:00
Thursday May 22  7:00
Carolyn Anderson (Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst) will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show on Thursday May 22.

PLAYTIME
NEW 35MM PRINT!
Jacques Tati, 1967
Sunday May 25  2:00
Thursday May 29  7:00
Robin Blaetz (Mount Holyoke College) will introduce the film and field questions after the 7:00 show Thursday May 29