Calendar of Events

Film Screenings

Date:
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
WWI. In perhaps the greatest of all antiwar films, Kirk Douglas plays Col. Dax, the benevolent leader of a platoon of WWI French soldiers who attempts to impede the actions of a maniacal general (George Macready) willing to sacrifice the lives of his men for the sake of praise and promotion. 
Date:
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time:
2 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Labor Film Series | Rochester Premiere. Largely unchanged for more than a century, the projection of photochemical film faces an uncertain future in the digital age. The practice of handling and projecting film is in danger of being lost, and the role of film projectionist is nearing extinction.
Date:
Monday, October 2, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
WWI | Senior Matinee. In perhaps the greatest of all antiwar films, Kirk Douglas plays Col. Dax, the benevolent leader of a platoon of WWI French soldiers who attempts to impede the actions of a maniacal general (George Macready) willing to sacrifice the lives of his men for the sake of praise and promotion. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays. This stylized silent “film poem” is about the creation of a collective farm and the conflicts between the poor peasants and wealthy landowners in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.
Date:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Warhol. A famous Pop Art origin story: Andy Warhol’s friend and agent Emile de Antonio advised the artist that his 1962 painting of an unadorned Coca-Cola bottle was “our society, it’s who we are, it’s absolutely beautiful and naked.
Date:
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Wajda. Andrzej Wajda’s debut feature is an intimate account of growing up in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, and marks the beginning of his “war trilogy” that continued with Kanal (screening October 12) and ended with Ashes and Diamonds (screening October 19).
Date:
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time:
2 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
WWI. The most spectacular outing by the underrated master of old-school spectacles, John Guillermin, The Blue Max is both a lavish and realistic account of aerial warfare of the Great War.
Date:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time:
8:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
ImageOut of the Archive. As the first major Hollywood film to deal head-on with the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS in the gay community, Philadelphia is a landmark of queer cinema.
Date:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Warhol. With their static shots and everyday actions, Warhol’s early films are deceptively artless.
Date:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
​Wajda. The second installment of Wajda’s “war trilogy” shifts from depicting Polish civilian life under Nazi occupation to the portrayal of brave Home Army resistance fighters as they try to escape the pursuing Germans through the labyrinthine sewers of Warsaw. 

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