UVM Film Series

2014-2015 Season

Single tickets are available for $10 Adult / $4 Student at the door on the night of the film. Learn more about dates, times, location and cost.Join fellow film-lovers for screenings, stimulating discussions, and guest speakers throughout the year.  This year’s theme is “Palme Thursdays” and features films that have won the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or award.

Black Orpheus (1959, Marcel Camus)

Thursday, January 22 (Location TBD)
Pre-Film Discussion 6:00pm/ Film Screening 6:30pm

A glorious riot of color and music, this French/Brazilian production sets the story of Orpheus and Eurydice in the slums of  Rio De Janeiro during Carnaval. With gorgeous cinematography and a score that introduced much of the world to the Bossa Nova music of Antônio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá, Black Orpheus is a cinephile’s feast for the senses.

If… (1969, Lindsay Anderson)

Thursday, February 19 (Location TBD)
Pre-Film Discussion 6:00pm/ Film Screening 6:30pm

Lindsay Anderson’s counter-culture classic was released the year after the Cannes festival was canceled due to the 1968 riots in France, and the story of young British students contemplating the violent overthrow of their conservative and oppressive school perfectly captured the unrest of the times. If… stars a young Malcolm Macdowell as the charismatic leader of a group of of boys whose violent response to the abuse at the hands of their peers and teachers still seems shocking today.

The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)

Thursday, March 19 (Location TBD)
Pre-Film Discussion 6:00pm/ Film Screening 6:30pm

Coppola’s neglected masterpiece, featuring perhaps the finest performance in Gene Hackman’s career, The Conversation tells the story of Harry Caul, a surveillance expert whose detached professionalism begins to unravel when one of his recordings seems to point toward a murder. Released between Godfather films, The Conversation may have seemed a minor work at the time. Today, many critics and scholars regard it as one of the most important and influential films of the 70s and highly relevant in light of electronic privacy issues today.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

Thursday, April 16 (Location TBD)
Pre-Film Discussion 6:00pm/ Film Screening 6:30pm

The first Thai film to win the Palme D’Or, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives is a beautiful dream of a film that seamlessly weaves the painfully ordinary story of a humble man confronting his death into tales of princess seduced by a talking fish, the gentle ghost of a dead spouse, and lost children who return as hairy, red-eyed beasts. At once a meditation on the literal past lives of its title character and a reflection on the many lives–and possible death–of the movies, Apichatpong’s poetic vision attains the great promise of cinema: to show audiences something they’ve never seen before.

The UVM Film Series is a membership-based program in partnership with UVM’s Lane Series, Film and Television Studies Program, and the Fleming Museum of Art. Memberships are $30 and provide you with admission