7pm Thursdays, HIL Milham Room
June 20: Mystery Train
(Directed by Jim Jarmusch, 1989, 110 min.)
Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a cranked-up Italian widow, and a cranky British immigrant (Joe Strummer) all converge on Memphis in pursuit of their own personal Gracelands. Roger Ebert proclaimed that “[t]he best thing about Mystery Train is that it takes you to an America you feel you ought to be able to find for yourself, if you only knew where to look.”
July 4: Dogtooth
(Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009, 97 min.)
Perhaps a parable on the essential strangeness of what is often considered a societal benchmark of normality, “the family”, this darkly surreal, wholly original creation was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.
In Greek with English subtitles
July 11: The Sounds of Science
(Directed by Jean Painlevé; Scored by Yo La Tengo, 2002, 90 min.)
Painlevé was one of the first filmmakers to take his camera underwater. Surreal, otherworldly documents of marine life, these films transform sea horses, octopi, and mollusks into delicate dancers in their own floating ballets. Art Rockers Yo La Tengo were commissioned to provide a new score to accompany eight of these transfixing documentaries dating from the early- to mid-twentieth century. Deeply immersive scientific-poetic cinema.
July 25: .REC
(Directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, 2007, 89 min.)
While covering the night shift at a small-town fire department, an ambitious young television reporter and her cameraman follow the crew on a call to rescue an elderly woman trapped in her apartment. A multiple award-winning supernatural horror film in the hand-held, faux-documentary style.
In Spanish with English subtitles
HIL Milham Room
All welcome. Free admission.
Designer water and Jiffy Poptm provided!
For more information about UNB Libraries’ Summer Cinema Series or the UNB Film Collection, please contact Marc Bragdon, Film Studies Librarian, (458-7741); for more resources relevant to studies in Film Studies, please consult UNB Libraries’ Guide to Film Studies.