Fourth Friday Films
with Gretta Hansing
April 26 / 7:00 PM - April 26 / 9:00 PM
February 22, 2013 7-9pm
The Spirit of the Beehive is a 1973 Spanish film directed by Victor Erice. The film was Erice's debut and is considered a masterpiece of Spanish cinema. Made during the last few years of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, and set in 1940, the film subtly criticizes post-civil war Spain. The film focuses on the young girl Ana and her fascination with the 1931 American horror film Frankenstein, as well as exploring her family life and schooling. The film has been called a "bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life". Starring Ana Torrent, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Teresa Gimpera, Isabel Telleria and Ketty de la Camara.
March 22, 2013 7-9pm
The Bow is a Korean film directed by Ki-duk Kim, director of Spring, Summer, Winter, Spring…and Fall. This film stars Yeo-reum Han, Si-jeok Seo and Good-hwan Jeon. On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard...
April 26, 2013 7-9pm
The Fountain is a 2006 American romantic drama film, which blends elements of fantasy, history, religion, and science fiction. It is directed by Darren Aronofsky, and stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. The film comprises three storylines where Jackman and Weisz play different sets of characters: a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador and his queen, and a space traveler in the future who hallucinates his lost love. The storylines—interwoven with use of match cuts and recurring visual motifs—reflect the themes of love and mortality.
May 24, 2013 7-9pm
Alice stars Mia Farrow, playing a spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer. Directed by Woody Allen, 1990.
June 28, 2013 7-9pm
Starring Jack Nicholas, Five Easy Pieces shows a drop-out from upper-class America picking up work on oil-rigs when life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
July 26, 2013 7-9pm
The King of Masks: Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. Wang ached for a male descendent to learn his rare and dying art. Then, one night after a performance he is sold a young boy by a slave trader posing as the boy's parent. "Grandpa" finds new joy in life as he plans to teach "Doggie" (an affectionate term often used for young children in China) his art. Written by Steve Uptegraft.