Calendar of Events

Film Screenings

Date:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays. Paul Leni came from Germany to work for Universal in 1927 and was really the founder of the studio’s reputation for horror films, starting with this iconic adaptation of John Willard’s hugely popular “old dark house” play The Cat and the Canary (which surprisingly still gets an occasional outing on the stage even today).
Date:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Warhol. After the success of Warhol’s film My Hustler, the theater where it was shown requested more “sexploitation” films, of which I, a Man is the first. Nico’s friend Jim Morrison agreed to have sex on camera, but his manager nixed the idea, so he sent his pal Tom Baker instead.
Date:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Wajda. Probably Wajda’s most famous film, Man of Iron is an unflinching depiction of one of the most important events in recent Polish history: the rise of the independent, free Solidarity labor movement and its initial success in negotiations with the ruling political system.
Date:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Labor Film Series. Rod Serling gained critical acclaim for writing this mid-1950s drama of office politics in the executive corridor of a giant industrial corporation.
Date:
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Director in Person. Architect Daniel Brenner is already in his late thirties when he finally gets a chance to build something. He energetically assembles a team of old friends, but their utopian dreams of an alternative housing project promptly cause trouble.
Date:
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time:
2 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Dryden Kids. Columbia’s nutty musical fantasy was originally intended for kids, but with a script and lyrics cowritten by Theodor Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—the result was so wonderfully weird it has since found a cult following among grown-up aficionados of the outré and flat-out strange. Free for ages 17 & younger.
Date:
Monday, October 30, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Labor Film Series | Senior Matinee. Rod Serling gained critical acclaim for writing this mid-1950s drama of office politics in the executive corridor of a giant industrial corporation. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays. One of cinema’s early horror classics, this expressionistic silent film tells of the deformed outsider who dwells in the murky cellars beneath the Paris Opera House, haunting the theater’s patrons.
Date:
Friday, November 3, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Labor Film Series. When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, US Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (David Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible.
Date:
Friday, December 1, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Rochester Premier | Filmmaker in Person. The Nine, Katy Grannan’s first feature film, is an intimate, at times disturbing, view into an America most would rather ignore. Raw, poetic, direct, and unnerving, the film is less a window into a foreign world than a distorted mirror reflecting our own shared existence.

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