College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Arts and Letters
NAU Film Series: In support from the College of Arts and Letters/College of Social and Behavioral Film Series and Cline Library
When: Every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Free and open to the public)
Where: NAU’s Cline Library
*Free Admission for campus and community
The College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social and Behavioral present the annual NAU Film Series at the Cline Library Assembly Hall every other Tuesday night.
The CAL/SBS Film Series blends well-known audience favorites, lesser-known films, and a mix of genres, directors and actors. This season focuses on memorable supporting actors and roles with national heritage and history months recognition. For a complete list of the movies featured this season and short descriptions, see below:
Feb. 7: “Eve’s Bayou”
Celebrate Black History Month with films written and directed by and starring African American filmmakers. Producer? Kasi Lemmons, whose latest film is “Whitney Huston: I Want to Dance with Somebody,” also wrote “Eve’s Bayou,” a gothic story of mystery, deceit and mysticism starring Samuel L. Jackson. The film was called “a landmark in ’90s independent cinema… (with) great power undiminished by the intervening decades.”
Feb. 14: Devil in a Blue Dress”
The film stars Denzel Washington as novelist Walter Mosley’s iconic handyman/detective Easy Rawlins is a terrific neo-noir written and directed by Carl Franklin (“Dahmer,” “Mindhunter,” “Out of Time”). In his first memorable role, Don Cheadle is brilliant as Easy’s terrifying, murderous protector and sometimes friend Mouse.
March 7: To Catch a Thief”
This film pays tribute to the master of suspense a few days before National Alfred Hitchcock Day, which celebrates the life, times and work of the master filmmaker. This iconic work was filmed on the French Mediterranean coast and starred Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in this story of a retired jewel thief who may have returned to his earlier occupation.
March 21: Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always”
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the program will screen director and writer Eliza Hittman’s critically acclaimed film, which is an intimate portrayal of a teenage girl, played by Sidney Flanigan, faced with an unintended pregnancy. Finding little support in her home state of Pennsylvania, she sets out with her cousin (Talia Ryder) on a fraught journey to New York City.
April 4: “Dog Day Afternoon”
Al Pacino and John Cazale star in this classic film. Directed by the legendary Sidney Lumet, the film tells the story of three amateur bank robbers attempting a seemingly simple heist that spins wildly out of control. The supporting cast includes Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, Carol Kane and Charles Durning.
April 18: “The Elephant Man”
John Hurt stars in the true story of John Merrick, a man with an unusual physical condition being exploited by a Victorian freak show who is befriended and taken in by a surgeon (Anthony Hopkins) in David Lynch’s iconic film. The supporting cast includes Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud and Wendy Hiller. This box office and critical success was nominated for eight Academy Awards and was Lynch’s first major mainstream success.
May 2: “Moonrise Kingdom”
Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” is a coming-of-age film that features a stellar ensemble cast, including Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton. This poignant but comic film is a visually stunning example of the Anderson style.
The film series is free and open to the public.
The film series promotes understanding and appreciation of cinema through Northern Arizona University and the greater Flagstaff community. Before each film, there is a short introduction to set the film in its historical, artistic and cultural context. A discussion follows each film.
Free weeknight parking behind Cline Library in lot P13 requires a permit, which community members can get by following online directions.