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Film Program 2013 / 2014

Program Year: 
2013 / 2014
Film Title: 
Memento
Director(s): 
Christopher Nolan
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2000
Synopsis: 

Unable to lay down long term memory as the result of injury, Leonard seeks revenge for his wife's murder. In this film, told in reverse, we wonder if Leonard is a victim of fate or whether he is creating his destiny.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2013-11-08 19:00
Discussant: 
Dr. Robert Northey
Film Title: 
The Red Violin
Director(s): 
François Girard
Film Origin: 
Canada
Film Release Year: 
1998
Synopsis: 

Playing out the destiny of the wishes for immortality, the musical instrument, crafted from a tincture of the blood of the recently deceased wife in childbirth, musically traverses three centuries and cultures. Despite the superego injunction to fail by the soothsayer, the fate of the violin is rendered priceless.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2013-12-06 19:00
Discussant: 
Dr. Philip Cheifetz
Film Title: 
Kai po che! (I cut it!)
Director(s): 
Abhishek Kapoor
Film Origin: 
India
Film Release Year: 
2013
Synopsis: 

A drama about three youthful friends and their interwoven destinies set in a small Gujerati town, amidst a natural disaster and religious clashes. A Montage of Eros!

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2014-01-10 19:00
Discussant: 
Dr. Diamond Allidina
Film Title: 
Gaslight
Director(s): 
George Cukor
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
1944
Synopsis: 

A year after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret which he will do anything to protect, even if that means driving his wife insane.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2014-02-07 19:00
Discussant: 
Dr. Susan Baxt
Film Title: 
Amélie
Director(s): 
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Film Origin: 
France
Film Release Year: 
2001
Synopsis: 

Amélie grows up alone and works as a waitress in a comer Bistro when one day the death of Princess Diana triggers a chain of events that change the course of Amélie's life and those around her. While the film is whimsical filled with light and air it offers valuable insights into the processes of fate and unprocessed mourning.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2014-03-07 19:00
Discussant: 
Dr. Mary Eleanor Yack
Film Title: 
Fateless
Director(s): 
Lajos Koltai
Film Origin: 
Hungary
Film Release Year: 
2005
Synopsis: 

Adapted from eponymous autobigraphy by Imre Kertesz who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002, this film recounts the story of Kertesz's childhood experiences as a Jew in Budapest and Buchenwald during the Holocaust. Hauntingly beautiful, the film ironically bears witness to what is both beautiful and horrifying in human psychology.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2014-04-04 19:00
Discussant: 
Dr. Rosemarie Krausz
Film Title: 
A Late Quartet
Director(s): 
Yaron Zilberman
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2012
Synopsis: 

A world-renowned string quartet struggles to face, mourn and survive debilitating illness in their leader. The ensuing grief, personality clashes, "sibling" rivalry and an inter-generational romance with incestual overtones threaten the integrity of the group as it struggles to adapt to the disequilibrium of change.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2014-05-16 19:00
Discussant: 
Dr. Ely Garfinkle


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