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Text Box: 2014 SEASON

January 10 & 11: Juliet of the Spirits (1965, Italy)
Fellini directs his wife in this story, both real and fantasized, of a woman abandoned in mid-life crisis.
Starring Giulietta Masina with Valentina Cortese, Valeska Gert, Sandra Milo & Mario Pisu.
Directed by Federico Fellini. Written by Fellini & Tullio Pinelli, Music by Nino Rota. Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo. Film editing by Ruggero Mastroianni. 137 minutes.

February 8 & 9: In the Mood for Love  a/k/a Fa yeung nin wa (2000, Hong Kong/China)
Elegant romance captured by sensitive director and actors, exceptional camera work and music score.
Starring Maggie Cheung & Tony Leung with Ping Lam Siu.
Written & directed by Kar Wai Wong. Production design & film editing by William Chang. Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Pung-Leung Kwan & Ping Bin Lee. Music by Michael Galasso & Shigeru Umebayashi. 98 minutes.

March 8 & 9: She Done Him Wrong (1933, USA)
A witty, tough, historically accurate Police Gazette-style melodrama with witty Mae West at her Pre-Code best.
Starring Mae West, Cary Grant, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery, Louise Beavers, David Landau, Grace La Rue.
Directed by Lowell Sherman. Adapted by Harvey Thew & John Bright from the stage play, Diamond Lil, written by Mae West. Art direction by Robert Usher. Costumes by Edith Head. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Film editing by Alexander Hall. 66 minutes.

April 12 & 13: Pandora’s Box (1928, Germany)
G. W. Pabst’s film of sexual delirium that made Louise Brooks a Jazz Age icon and style setter. Starring Louise Brooks, Francis Lederer, Fritz Kortner.
Directed by G. W. Pabst. Adapted by Pabst & Ladislaus Vajda from Frank Wedekind’s stage plays, Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora. Art direction by Andrej Andrejew & Gottlieb Hesch. Cinematography by Günther Krampf. Film editing by Joseph Fleisler. 109 minutes.

May 10 & 11: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957, USA)
Stunning mid-century special action effects and philosophical script merge in timeless classic sci-fi film.
Starring Grant Williams with April Kent, Paul Langton, William Schallert & Raymond Bailey
Directed by Jack Arnold. Adapted by Richard Matheson & Richard Allen Simmons from Richard Matheson’s novel, The Shrinking Man. Special effects by Cleo Baker & Fred Knoth. Visual effects by Everett Broussard & Roswell Hoffman. Cinematography by Ellis W. Carter. Film editing by Albrecht Joseph. 81 minutes.

June 13 & 15: Oh, What a Lovely War (1969, Britain)
Powerful, poignant & comic anti-war satire in song & dance about jingoistic stupidity vs the heartbreak of war.
Cameos by Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Maggie Smith, John Mills, Dirk Bogarde.
Directed by Richard Attenborough. Adapted by Len Deighton from the musical play by Joan Littlefield. Production design by Donald M. Ashton. Cinematography by Gerry Turpin. Film editing by Kevin Connor. Original music by Alfred Ralston. 144 minutes.

July 12 & 13: Los Olvidados (1950, Mexico)
Bunuel’s masterpiece film of poverty, crime, anger and despair in the barrios of Mexico City and among its street children.
Starring Estela Indra, Alfonso Mejia, Roberto Cobo.
Directed by Luis Bunuel. Written by Luis Alcoriza & Bunuel. Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa. Film editing by Carlos Savage. Original music by Rodolfo Halffter & Gustavo Pittaluga. 80 minutes.

August 9 & 10: Speedy (1928, USA)
Harold woos the girl, saves her dad’s business, gets Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium and visits the Coney Island of 1928!
Harold Lloyd stars in one of his top two or three silent comedy adventures.
Directed by Ted Wilde. Written by John Grey, Lex Neal, Howard Emmet Rogers, Al Boasberg & Paul Gerard Smith. Cinematography by WalterLundin. Film editing by Carl Himm.

September 13 & 14: Sidewalks of London—a/k/a St. Martin’s Lane (1938, Britain)
A star vehicle about love—lost, found and relinquished —as posh producer meets beautiful busker, Vivien Leigh.
Starring Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Gus McNaughton, Larry Adler & Tyrone Guthrie.
Directed by Tim Whelan. Written by Erich Pommer, Tim Whelan, Bartlett Cormack, Clemence Dane & Charles Laughton. Production design by Thomas N. Morahan. Cinematography by Jules Kruger. Film editing by Robert Hamer & Hugh Stewart. Original music by Arthur Johnston. Produced by Erich Pommer & Charles Laughton.
Choreography by Philip Buchel. 85 minutes.

October 4 & 5: The Man Who Laughs (1928, USA)
Victor Hugo’s  tale of suspense, love, hate, pathos & kindness made in USA by German Expressionist expats. 
Starring Conrad Veigt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova, Cesare Gravina, Brandon Hurst, Josephine Crowell.
Directed by Paul Leni. Production design & art direction by Charles D. Hall, Thomas F. O’Neill & Joseph C. Wright. Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton. Film editing by Edward Cahn. 110minutes

November 15 & 16: Trouble in Paradise (1932, USA)
Lubitsch’s sly Pre-Code romantic comedy about sophisticated thieves masquerading as wealthy sophisticates.
Starring Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Grieg, Leonid Kinsky.
Directed & produced by Ernst Lubitsch. Adapted by Samson Raphaelson & Lubitsch from a play by Aladár László. Art direction by Hans Dreier. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Film editing by Lubitsch, Costume design by Travis Banton. Original music by W. Franke Harling. 83 minutes.

December 13 & 14: Tokyo Story  a/k/a Tokyo Monogatari (1953, Japan)
Yasujiro Ozu’s idiosyncratic film of cultural change, generational estrangement and loneliness in post-WWII Japan.
Starring Chieko Higashiyama, Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, So Yamamura.
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu, Written by Kogo Noda & Yasujiro Ozu. Production design by Tatsuo Hamada. Cinematography by Yuharu Atsuta. Film editing by Yoshiyasu Hamamura. Original music by Takanobu Saito.

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Text Box: The Albuquerque Film Club is open to everyone of any age who enjoys watching movies on a big screen in the company of other film lovers and then sharing observations about what they have seen. This is a social rather than scholarly group, although some members know a lot about motion pictures while others wish to expand their appreciation.
The AFC host movies at the Guild Cinema on the second weekend of the month, starting in February 2013.  Screening are at 1 PM those Saturdays and Sundays. After the show, we invite everyone to join us to gab about movies at a local café and meet fellow film fans.
The AFC revives interesting films from silent classics to productions of the big studio era to intimate independent films of more recent years—comedies, dramas, film noir, fantasy, adventure. Most movies we screen will be English language, but we’ll include intriguing films from abroad. The films you attend will help choose future programs in the AFC series.

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