April 5, 1991 |
The UC Irvine Film Society's "Offbeat Comedy" film series: Tonight--"Love and Anarchy" (Italy, 1973), by Lina Wertmuller. April 12--"Yojimbo" (Japan, 1961), by Akira Kurosawa. April 19--"Something Wild" (U.S., 1986), by Jonathan Demme. April 26--"Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" (Brazil, 1978), by Bruno Barreto. May 3--"This is Spinal Tap" (U.S., 1984), by Rob Reiner. May 10--"Lair of the White Worm" (Great Britain, 1988), by Ken Russell.
November 15, 1990 |
A lifetime of regret reaches out and spooks an old man in "Wild Strawberries," the film that cemented Ingmar Bergman's reputation as one of the world's important directors. "Wild Strawberries" is an astute choice for the UC Irvine Film Society's Directors' Personal Portrait series. With the possible exception of "The Seventh Seal," it may be the movie most intimately associated with this masterly Swedish filmmaker.
October 3, 1986 |
The UC Irvine Film Society will screen nine films spanning 33 years and representing seven countries in its fall film series entitled "The Eyes of Innocence," which looks at life from the perspective of children. The series opens today with Martin Bell's 1985 American documentary "Streetwise," which was nominated for an Academy Award as best documentary for its striking portrayal of young runaways living among the drug dealers and prostitutes in downtown Seattle.
May 10, 1995 |
The city's Intercultural Advisory Committee and the UC Irvine Film Society are sponsoring "Multiculturalism Goes to the Movies!," a four-film series that starts tonight with Gregory Nava's acclaimed "El Norte." The series, which includes speakers at each screening, aims to bring people of different backgrounds together. "Can the movies lead to greater understanding? We think so," said Alice Parsons, one of the organizers.
September 21, 1988 |
After a year of poor attendance, student leaders of the UC Irvine Film Society hope to find a larger audience this fall with a series of landmark films shaped by the common theme of "man's search for self." "We want to revive the society--it was moribund," Randy Lord, a member of the film selection committee, said Tuesday. "The only thing that moviegoers usually get here in Orange County is the mainstream commercial stuff. That's not enough." The society will launch its fall series on Sept.
May 16, 1991 |
Anyone who loves opera, and especially those firebrand directors who live to take chances with the classics, should appreciate the humor in Suzanne Osten's clever "The Mozart Brothers."