Highlights of the summer series include “Linda” (silent with live organ accompaniment), summer favorite “Car Wash,” the Busby Berkeley musical “Gold Diggers of 1935,” “Working Girls” (a film by Dorothy Arzner, the first woman in the Directors Guild of America), and “Melvin and Howard” by the recently deceased Jonathan Demme.
This will be the seventh CFS film series in partnership with Northeastern. In June 2015, Northeastern and CFS announced that the University’s Department of Communication, Media and Theatre had partnered with the film society to make Northeastern the institutional home for the CFS screenings of 35mm film prints.
The screenings are integrated into Northeastern’s film studies courses, which serve more than 200 students each semester. Spring 2017 was the first semester of Northeastern’s new CMTM 390: NEIU Cinematheque course, in which students earned one credit at the 300-level for attending five select screenings and completing online activities related to film production, distribution, exhibition and criticism, as well as the importance of film archives and preservation.
The Chicago Film Society makes rare and classic films available to local audiences in their original forms—on 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. The screenings spotlight the restoration efforts of archives, studios and private collectors, as well as the experience of seeing films projected in a theater with an audience.
All screenings take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, located in the E Building at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Tickets cost $2 with a Northeastern ID and $5 for the general public. Parking permits are required to park on campus.
Here is the summer schedule:
May 3: “Thunder Road,” (Arthur Ripley, 1958)
May 16: “Linda” (Dorothy Davenport, 1929)
Live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren
May 30: “The River” (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997)
In Mandarin with English subtitles
June 14: “Cluny Brown” (Ernst Lubitsch, 1946)
June 21: “Working Girls” (Dorothy Arzner, 1931)
June 27: “Car Wash” (Michael Schultz, 1976)
July 5: “Anne of the Indies” (Jacques Tourneur, 1951)
July 12: “It Happened Here” (Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, 1964)
July 19: “Girlfriends” (Claudia Weill, 1978)
July 26: “The Match King” (Howard Bretherton and William Knightley, 1932)
Aug. 2: “Melvin and Howard” (Jonathan Demme, 1980)
Aug. 8: “The Old Fashioned Way” (William Beaudine, 1934)
Aug. 16: “Little Murders” (Alan Arkin, 1971)
Aug. 23: “Last of the Comanches” (Andre de Toth, 1953)
Aug. 30: “Gold Diggers of 1935” (Busby Berkeley, 1935)