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Classic Film Series - Fall 2000

FRIDAYS at 7:30 p.m.
(Unless otherwise noted)

PAGE HALL, 135 Western Avenue
UAlbany's Downtown Campus

September / October / November / December

Sneak Preview of Spring 2001 Classic Film Series

Film Noir Series - October 11, 13, 20, 27 & November 3
Horton Foote on Film - October 17, 18 & 19
Film Appreciation Seminar

Movie Camera SEPTEMBER 22
The Children of Heaven

Film Noir Series - In conjunction with the UAlbany Art Museum exhibit "Searching the Criminal Body: Art/Science/Prejudices, 1840s to Present," the Writers Institute will screen a series of six film noir classics of the 40s and 50s. The first two films feature Orson Welles as actor and director, and the next four feature Robert Mitchum in the leading roles.
   These films represent one aspect of the portrayal of the criminal in American culture. Other aspects of the history of crime and culture in the U.S., including the documentation of such theoretical areas as Phrenology, Degeneration, Criminal Anthropology, and Biological theories, will be on display at the UAlbany's Art Museum from September 26-November 5, 2000. Contemporary works of art meant to raise vital questions about the rhetoric of science and prejudice will be a key component of the exhibit. Call the Art Museum at 518-442-4035 for additional information.

OCTOBER 11 (NOTE: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Screening)
Panel Discussion following presentation in conjunction with University Art Museum Exhibit and Crime Films Series.

Touch of Evil

Horton Foote on Film -For over 50 years Horton Foote has written award-winning plays and adaptations for the theatre, movies, and television. He is best known for his screen adaptation of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Screenplay. We will screen several of Foote's original screenplays and adaptations on Tuesday and Wednesday (note location changes) and he will hold an informal seminar and reading on Thursday.

OCTOBER 17 (NOTE: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Recital Hall, Uptown Campus)
Tomorrow and Displaced Person

OCTOBER 18 (NOTE: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in Recital Hall, Uptown Campus)
Tender Mercies

OCTOBER 19 (NOTE: Thursday in Page Hall)

4:00 p.m. Seminar by Horton Foote
8:00 p.m. Reading by Horton Foote

Out of the Past

OCTOBER 27 - Double Feature
Night of the Hunter & Cape Fear

Friends of Eddie Coyle

        Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

        The Garden of Delights

Mr. Klein

The Beloved Rogue

Film Appreciation Seminar

In conjunction with the University at Albany's Fiction into Film course, the Writers Institute will sponsor a film appreciation seminar. Participants will have an opportunity to talk about the films screened in the Classic Film Series as well as gain insight into how films are made, direction techniques, and the collaboration between screenwriter and director. The non credit seminar, will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1:00-2:20 p.m., starting September 5th. Course instructors are Donald Faulkner and William Patrick. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Call the Institute at 518-442-5620 to sign up.

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