Thursday, October 9 · 7 pm
What Price Glory? | Directed by John Ford
In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper's daughter Charmaine, but the rivalry goes into reverse when Charmaine proves to be angling for a husband. When the company is ordered to the front, this comedy interlude gives way to the grim realities of war.
Thursday, October 30 · 7:30 pm
Sanguivorous (“Kyuketsu”) | Directed by Naoki Yoshimoto
Live musical accompaniment by Tatsuya Nakatani and Edward Wilkerson, Jr.
Gelvin Noel Gallery
Naoki Yoshimoto’s silent Japanese vampire movie Sanguivorous (“Kyuketsu”) with live musical accompaniment by percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and saxophonist Edward Wilkerson, Jr. combines experimental filmmaking with a cutting-edge blend of sound art and progressive jazz. Featuring the renowned avant-garde butoh dancer Ko Murobushi, Sanguivorous is a stylized portrait of a young woman suffering from mysterious physical ailments who is horrified to discover that she’s descended from generations of vampires.
Thursday, November 13 · 7 pm
Good Soldier Schweik (Der brave Soldat Schweijk) | Directed by Azel von Ambesser
This deft satire by Axel von Ambesser undercuts the adage that a soldier must always obey orders, no matter what. At the heart of the story is Schwejk (Heinz Ruhmann), a canine salesman who is drafted into the army during World War I. The setting is Bohemia when it was under the sway of a combined Austro-Hungarian rule. Once Schwejk has his uniform on he so devotedly follows the very letter of the law, every order that is given him, that he comes off as a total idiot. Nevertheless, he manages quite well with this tactic, whether it is feigned or not.
Thursday, November 20 · 7 pm
Gallipoli | Directed by Peter Weir
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
December 4 · 7 pm
Joyeux Noël | Directed by Christian Carion
On Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity.