Category: Cinema Series

Back to School Cinema Series

Remember the last day of summer? You took it easy by having a nice BBQ dinner, talked about what your favorite events were, and then you went to sleep, excited to see all your friends at school in the morning. Cinema has always been the best form to capture feelings of nostalgia, so join us on our Back to School Cinema Series where we travel back and take a look at films that will help us remember just how fun, boring, and fulfilling school was for us.

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Dardenne Brothers Cinema Series

I heard a story a couple months back about french youth panhandling at Cannes for tickets to see the world premiere of the new Dardenne brothers film Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night). I have never seen a Dardenne Brothers film, so naturally I was curious what made French youth feel so connected to their films. Was it a sense of national pride to rally behind French auteurs at the premier French film festival or was it that they are more fascinated and engaged by cinema than our own culture. Regardless I would like to find out what all the hype is about and the best way I know is to curate a film series.

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August: Controversial Cinema Series

Week 1: August 4th – Pink Flamingos – Dir. by John Waters

Week 2: August 11th – Last Tango in Paris – Dir. by Bernardo Bertolucci

Week 3: August 18th – Antichrist – Dir. by  Lars von Trier

Week 4: August 25th – The Last House on the Left (1972) – Dir. by Wes Craven

Week 5: September 1st – Irreversible – Dir. by Gaspar Noé

Watch the films along with us this month, tweet us your thoughts and we will read them on air!

Have a happy August and enjoy the show!

-the Us vs. Film crew

July: Sizzling Summer Cinema Series

Week 1: June 30th “The Endless Summer” Dir. by Bruce Brown

Week 2: July 7th “The Myth of the American Sleepover” Dir. David Robert Mitchell

Week 3: July 14th “Mr Hulot’s Holiday” Dir. Jacques Tati

Week 4: July 21st “My Summer of Love” Dir by Pawel Pawlikowski

Week 5: July 28th “The Wackness” Dir. Jonathan Levine

 

Watch the films along with us this month, tweet us your thoughts and we will read them on air!