Film Series

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Fall 2014 Films

THE CONVERSATION
40th Anniversary film screening and discussion with Oscar-winning composer and songwriter David Shire
   Friday, November 7
   7:00 p.m. [note early start time]
   Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

In this brilliant psychological thriller, a surveillance expert experiences a moral crisis when he comes to believe that the targets of his spying activities will be murdered. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the film also received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Composer David Shire’s score is widely celebrated as a deeply probing character study of protagonist Harry Caul. Francis Ford Coppola called Shire’s score, “one of the most effective, most successful film scores that I’ve had.”

1971: THE FILM
Film screening and discussion with director Johanna Hamilton and author Betty Medsger
   Friday, December 5
   7:00 p.m. [note early start time]
   Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

On March 8, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and obtained files that revealed the existence of COINTELPRO, a secret and illegal program of spying on American citizens. Those responsible have never revealed their identities—until now. 1971: THE FILM was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Seminar: Johanna Hamilton and Betty Medsger will hold an informal seminar on Friday, December 5 at 4:15 p.m. in Science Library Room 340, on the UAlbany Uptown Campus.


Past Films:
Kinyarwanda
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The Execution of Wanda Jean
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Day, Night, Day, Night
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Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

The Central Park Five

Once Were Warriors

The Garden

The Exterminating Angel

The Grapes of Wrath

Sweet Dreams