Tuesday plans: Enjoy a free cinematic experience at NAU

Film still from "West Side Story". Copyrighted by Disney.

From the gripping family dynamics of “The Godfather,” to the iconic melodies of 2021’s reboot of “West Side Story,” rediscover classics and explore new stories on the big screen with the NAU Film Series. Organized each semester by the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in collaboration with Cline Library, the fall film selections will showcase renowned supporting actors and celebrate national heritage months. With numerous Oscar-nominated performances and intriguing themes about identity and culture in the lineup, the film series offers a unique moviegoing experience free of charge to all members of the NAU and Flagstaff communities. 

Each film is accompanied by a short introduction from local cinema experts who reflect on the historical, artistic and cultural context of the film to give viewers a fresh perspective prior to viewing. Interpretation is at the essence of filmmakers’ ability to tell thought-provoking stories and awaken vivid emotions among their audience. Through a guided discussion after each film, viewers can share their interpretations and learn different viewpoints. 

The NAU Film Series continues next week at the Cline Library. Film showings occur every other Tuesday throughout the semester, and the movies are free to the public. The schedule and list of movies is featured below. Visit their event page for more information on the films, location and parking. 

Fall 2022 Film Series 

  • Sept. 20 – “West Side Story” (2021) 
  • Oct. 4 – “The Peanut Butter Falcon” 
  • Oct. 18 – “Snowpiercer”  
  • Nov. 1 – “Rosemary’s Baby” 
  • Nov. 15 – “Powerlands”  
  • Nov. 29 – “Waiting for Guffman” 
  • Dec. 6 – “The Godfather” 

Top photo: “West Side Story” still, courtesy of Disney

NAU Communications