Film series turns camera on ‘Movies that Changed Movies’

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Northern Arizona University’s College of Arts and Letters continues its film series, “Movies that Changed the Movies,” this spring with a focus on the stars, directors and cinematographers who charted new directions in film.

“These movies mark critical junctures in the history of 20th century films,” said Joseph Boles, director of the series. “In some way the films recognize or pay homage to technical innovations, the transformations in ‘acceptable’ themes and the scope of acting.”

Prior to each screening Boles, professor and senior advisor to the dean of Arts and Letters, and Paul Helford, senior lecturer in the School of Communication, will offer short lectures, brief slide presentations and appropriate film music.

Films will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Cline Library Assembly Hall. Films are free and open to the public. There also will be door prizes and a free candy concession stand before the movies.

Call (928) 523-9515 for age appropriateness or for information. A full description and schedule is online.

Jan. 22: Grand Hotel 
Jan. 29: Olympia-2 
Feb. 5: The Wizard of Oz 
Feb. 12: Gone with the Wind 
Feb. 19: Cat People 
Feb. 26: A Streetcar Named Desire
March 4: The Seventh Seal 
March 11: The Defiant Ones 
March 25: Psycho 
April 1: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 
April 8: 2001: A Space Odyssey
April 15: 
April 22: Easy Rider 
April 29: Manhattan
May 6: Do the Right Thing