Albright College Presents International Film Series
April 9, 2014
Reading, Pa. – The Center for the Arts at Albright
College will conclude its spring 2014 international film series with the
following offerings. Except as noted, all films will be shown on Tuesdays at
7:30 p.m., in Klein Lecture Hall.
The films include:
April 15: What Happened? Underground Film and the Art
Epidemic in America! Filmmaker Jerry Tartaglia, Albright
lecturer in English, will screen and discuss segments of films by Andy Warhol,
Jack Smith and Gary Goldberg, featuring superstars Ondine, Taylor Mead, Bill
Rice and others. Jack Smith Films presented courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New
York and Brussels.
April 22 to May 6: Three-Part
Mini Film Festival. The following classic Italian horror mini film festival is
curated by Albright senior Andrew Riegel.
- April 22: Suspiria
(1977, 92 min.) by Dario Argento. One
of the greatest horror films from Italy or any other country. “An elegantly
choreographed dance of death: Its violent set-pieces staged with baroque
extremity and heightened further by Goblin’s clamorous prog rock score…. By
using colour filters and forced lighting, the Mario Bava-influenced Argento
pushed the artificiality of the old-fashioned Technicolor stock to extremes,
creating a cinema of pure visual and aural sensation.” – Nigel Floyd, Time Out London
- April 29: City of the
Living Dead (1980, 93 min.) by Lucio Fulci. The
suicide of a priest in a church cemetery causes the gates of Hell to swing
open. If the gates are not closed by the end of All Saint’s Day, hordes of
zombies will rise to feast on…well, you know what they like.
- May 6: Demons (1985, 88 min.) by Lamberto Bava. Dario Argento co-wrote
and produced Bava’s film about a theater showing invitation-only screenings of
a horror film. In the theater’s lobby, a young woman is scratched by part of a
lobby display and morphs into a hideous creature who then attacks other
audience members, spreading her demonic infection.
May 8: Albright Student Film & Video Showcase.
works by Albright students. Filmmakers will be present for Q&A regarding
films are open to the public. Admission is free for Albright students, faculty
and staff. The fee for the general public is $3 per film or $15 for a semester
pass. To purchase a pass, call the
Box Office at 610-921-7547. For more information, visit albright.edu/centerforthearts.
Founded in 1856, Albright
College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time
undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The
College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit
residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and
disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty
mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive
community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations
and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright
College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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