Films

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Date: Jan. 16, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM

Film: HEAVEN AND EARTH MAGIC (1962). 66 min.

Presented by: Film historian/archivist Dennis Nyback

Place: Hollywood Theatre

Special guests: Eric Isaacson, owner of Mississippi Records and Chuck Pirtle, Seattle based Harry Smith historian.

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Date: Jan. 17, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM

Films: SELECTED SHORT FILMS BY HOMER GROENING (1965-1975)

Man and His World (1967)

A Study In Wet (1964)

Getting Wetter (1973)

The Big Three (1958)

Vortex 1 (1970)

Little Lost Blue Rock (1978)

The Secret Of The Universe (1973)

Curated by Lisa Groening and Matt Groening

Films from the collections of the Groening family and Walt Dimick

Guest speaker, Bill Plympton

Place: Hollywood Theatre

Special guests: Lisa Groening; Tom Shrader, who worked with Homer Groening; Ted Mahar, friend of Homer Groening; Matt Groening, son of Homer Groening

Thank you to the Groening family, for providing these rare films.

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Date: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM

Film:  MAURICE (1987) on 35mm.  140 min.

Speaker: James Ivory

Place: Hollywood Theatre

James Ivory co-wrote his adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, and cast unknowns James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves in a love story which made stars out of all three.

From the Merchant Ivory website:

Starring James Wilby (Maurice) and Hugh Grant (Clive) as two Cambridge undergraduates who fall in love, the film is set amidst the hypocritical homoerotic subculture of the English university in Forster’s time. In an environment in which any reference to “the unspeakable vice of the Greeks” is omitted, and a physical relationship between men was punishable by law, Maurice and Clive struggle to come to terms with their own feelings toward each other and toward a repressive society.

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Date: Oct. 11, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Film:  AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PRINCESS (1975) on 16mm. 60 minutes.

Place: Hollywood Theatre

Starring Madhur Jaffrey and James Mason, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PRINCESS was made for British television.

From the Merchant Ivory website:

An Indian princess (Madhur Jaffrey) long divorced and living in self-enforced exile in London, invites her father’s ex-tutor, Cyril Sahib (James Mason), to an annual tea party, intended to celebrate a happier past. The Princess sees the long-vanished world through a haze of nostalgia, and she tries to wheedle her guest into writing a book about it. But Cyril Sahib has a different view….

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Date: Oct. 11, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM

Film:  THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE (1962).  81 min.

Speaker: Richard Blue, brother of director James Blue, with James Dormeyer, friend and colleague of James Blue

Place: Hollywood Theatre

James Blue’s first feature was shot on location in war torn Algiers with a non professional cast, ala Rossellini’s OPEN CITY. It won the first Critics Prize at Cannes.

From Notes On James Blue website:

THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE, James Blue’s first narrative feature, was also his last. From this point on, all his work would be in documentary. Yet a theme he returned to throughout his career – that of working with a community to express itself on film – is in full display in this, his least characteristic work.

Cosponsor:  The James and Richard Blue Foundation.

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Date: Oct. 11, 2014

Time: 2:30 PM

Panel discussion: JAMES BLUE, A LIFE IN CONVERSATION

Panelists: Richard Blue, James Dormeyer, Gill Dennis

Following the screening of THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE, three panelists who knew James Blue will talk us through his life. Using archival photos from the Blue Collection to structure the narrative, they will progress conversationally from Tulsa to Portland to Eugene to Paris, then to Algiers, where OLIVE TREES was made, and back to the US. Discussion will include his embrace of documentary, his 1969 Oscar nomination, and his dual identity as filmmaker and educator.

Place: Hollywood Theatre

Cosponsor: The James and Richard Blue Foundation

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