Fall film series to pay tribute to screenwriters

Fall 2014 College of Arts and Letters Film Series

NAU’s College of Arts and Letters Film Series will begin the fall semester Tuesday, Aug. 26, with Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s After the Thin Man. Free films will screen on Tuesdays throughout the semester at 7 p.m. in the Cline Library Assembly Hall.

This semester’s theme is “The Screenwriter: Oscar Winning and Nominated Screenplays – Adapted from Another Medium.” The films will focus on outstanding screenwriters as a tribute to those who have crafted some of the best stories in cinema history.

“The first question we always ask in choosing our films is whether or not we want to see the movie on the big screen with an audience,” said Paul Helford, principal lecturer in the School of Communication. “One I’m really looking forward to showing is Friendly Persuasion. It’s a really typical 1950s type movie –– funny, heartwarming and epic in scope and length.”

Local film experts will contribute introductions before the films, while co-hosts Helford and Paul Donnellyan associate professor of comparative cultural studies, will lead the post-screening conversation, adding to the viewer’s understanding of the experience.

View a complete film schedule for the fall semester here. Free parking is available behind Cline Library in parking lot P13.