December 10, 2023
The Quiet Man. The Quiet Man, also starring John Wayne, a romantic comedy set in the Ireland of Ford's parents. We have two speakers who will share the floor on this, Mick and Kate Carroll, the owners of Radius in town, and they are uniquely situated to throw light on the context here. Mick, after all, was born in Ireland and learned the culinary arts there; in fact, he worked in the kitchen of the restuarant of Ashford Castle, a luxury hotel in Cong, County Mayo, where the movie was filmed.
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The rest of the Fall schedule for 2023/24
October, November, and December. We're going to start off the classical film season with three John Ford films..
January 28: Tampopo. In January we'll see a Japanese comedy, Tampopo, first brought to our attention by Gustavo Furtado. In fact the speaker will be Gustavo, who teaches Romance languages and art history and visual studies at Duke, and is co-director of the Amazon Lab. Tampopo is one of two films that break our fifty-year-old rule this season. It was made in 1986.
February 18: Young Frankenstein. We're tickled to be offering Mel Brooks' hilarious Young Frankenstein in February. The speaker will be Diana Newton, documentary filmmaker and former Board Member and Film Programmer at the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill.
(We will post these dates and the order very soon!)
March, April, May. Not quite sure about the order yet or the dates, but here are the films.
-- The Japanese classic Ugetsu: Travis Merchant-Knudsen from film studies at North Carolina state will be our speaker.
-- Louis Malle's Au Revoir les Enfants (our other less-than-fifty-year-old film): Max Owre, UNC Professor and Executive Director of the Carolina Public Humanities program will lead the discussion.
-- Francesco Rosi's Salvatore Giuliano, a wonderful film about a Sicilian bandit done in a quasi-documentary style The speaker will be Henry Veggian, a professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC
The programs will be held, unless otherwise noted, at the Passmore Center Auditorium/Great Hall (next to Orange County SportsPlex) at 2PM on the Sundays listed above.
There will be a speaker before and a discussion after.
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