Sunday, September 2, 2012

Friends Film Series

Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saxe Room
— On Film, On Campus
Sept. 1: Labor Day weekend, no film
Sept. 8: The Paper Chase  
A Harvard law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter
(Lindsay Wagner) of a stern professor, 1973. (PG)
Sept. 15: Good News
An enthusiastic, good-hearted romp through 1920s college life. Stars Peter Lawford and June Allyson, 1947.
Sept. 22: The Sure Thing
Two mismatched college students (John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga) find themselves trapped together during a cross-country road trip to get home for the holidays, 1985. (PG-13) 

— Mrs. Month —
Oct. 6: Mrs. Miniver
Greer Garson commands this film in the title role as a middle-class British housewife whose strength holds her family together when World War II literally hits their home, 1942.
Oct. 13: Mrs. Brown
Charming film about Queen Victoria (Dame Judi Dench) and commoner John Brown who becomes her closest friend and confidant, 1997. (PG)
Oct. 20: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer, 2005.
Oct. 27: Mrs. Dalloway
Vanessa Redgrave shines as the heroine of this superb adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, 1998. (PG-13) 

— A Month in the Trenches (Trench coats!) —
Nov. 3: Laura
This silky smooth film noir
features a gruff police detec- tive (Dana Andrews)
investigating the murder of a beautiful advertising executive
(Gene Tierney), 1944. 

Nov. 10: The Pink Panther
A bumbling French police inspector (Peter Sellers) tries to catch a daring jewel thief whose identity and features are unknown in this comedy, 1963.
Nov. 17: Columbo
Peter Falk stars as Columbo, the clas- sic cigar-chomping, rumpled trench coat-wearing police lieutenant, 1971.
Nov. 24: Casablanca
Set in Africa during World War II, an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) meets a former lover (Ingrid Bergman), with unforeseen complications, 1942.

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