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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. Recent works by Albright students. Filmmakers will be present for Q&A regarding their productions.

The 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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