International Film Series
Fall 2006

All films show in the Vahlkamp Theater in the basement of Crounse Hall and are FREE for all.

October 3

7:00 pm

Vahlkamp Theater





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(in German)

The Marriage of Maria Braun

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Rated R; 120 minutes; 1978
German with English subtitles

Starring: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen, Gottfried John, and Hark Bohm


“The Marriage of Maria Braun is both an epic comedy and a romantic ballad, two not especially friendly forms that become seamlessly one in the sweet, tough, brilliantly complex performance of Hanna Schygulla . . .”
- Vincent Canby , New York Times


October 24

7:00 pm

Vahlkamp Theater

Closely Watched Trains

Directed by Jirí Menzel
Unrated; 91 minutes; 1966
Czech and German with English subtitles

Starring: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta, Jitka Bendová, Jitka Zelenohorská, Nada Urbánková, Libuse Havelková

“The charm of his film is in the quietness and slyness of his earthy comedy, [and] the wonderful finesse of under-statements . . . . And it is in the brilliance with which he counterpoints the casual affairs of his country characters with the realness, the urgency and significance of those passing trains. ”
-Bosley Crowther, New York Times


October 31

7:00 pm

Vahlkamp Theater





Death of a Bureaucrat

Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Unrated; 85 minutes; 1966
Spanish with English subtitles

Starring: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo 


“Death of a Bureaucrat is subversive, as were the early American comedies . . . . All in all . . . it is a brilliant spoof of the red-tape sequel to heroic revolution.”
-Robert Hatch, The Nation


November 7

7:00 pm

Vahlkamp Theater







Fanny and Alexander

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Rated R; 188 minutes; 1982
Swedish, German, and Yiddish with English subtitles; English

Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Ewa Fröling and Jan Malmsjö



Fanny and Alexander . . . is a fitting introduction to the very personal cinema of this master craftsman, not only because it exhibits Bergman's signature themes and stylistic devices, but also because it is one of his most life-affirming films.”
-Damon Smith, Boston Globe


November 14

7:00 pm

Vahlkamp Theater


discussion with Charles Vahlkamp follwing the film!


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Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Unrated; 87 minutes; 1960
French with English subtitles

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg

“ Modern movies begin here, with Jean-Luc Godard 's Breathless in 1960. No debut film since Citizen Kane in 1942 has been as influential. . . . . what is most revolutionary about the movie is its headlong pacing, its cool detachment, its dismissal of authority, and the way its narcissistic young heroes are obsessed with themselves and oblivious to the larger society.”
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


Email Ian Wilson or David Slade for more information.

The Fall 2006 International Film Series is sponsored by
the Office of Academic Affairs, the Humanities Division, the Film Society, Student Activities, and the Deutschklub.

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