If you didn’t go to the Film Series last week, you missed out on four nights of awesome films and a chance to win your very own pair of Hulk Hands. Lucky for you, the Goldsmith is open every Wednesday through Saturday, and this week the Film Series will be showing three more awesome films and one really crappy one. We’ll leave you to figure out which one we mean.
DUCK, YOU SUCKER! (a.k.a. A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE)
1971. Italy. Dir: Sergio Leone. With James Coburn, Rod Steiger. 157 min.
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., $5.
Leone’s final and most explosive Spaghetti Western, “Fistful” is packed with action, betrayal, revolution, and of course, dynamite. In what many consider to be Leone’s most under-appreciated film, a small-time Mexican bandit is unwittingly drawn into the revolution by a fugitive IRA explosives expert. Explosions, gunfights, and more explosions are at the center of the distinctive score, done by Ennio Morricone. (You know him from “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”)
2009. Bolivia. Dir: Juan Carlos Valdivia. With Ninón del Castillo. 108 min
Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., FREE.
La Paz’s Zona Sur neighborhood has housed Bolivia’s affluent elite for generations. Here, a statuesque matriarch reigns over her indigenous servants and entitled children at a time of intense social change. This Sundance award-winner presents an eloquent chronicle of a patrician family’s final days.
Presented as part of The Spanish Film Club series with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States Universities.
2003. USA. Dir: Tommy Wiseau. With Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle. 99 min.
Friday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., $5.
“I did not hit her—it’s not true—it’s bullshit—I did not hit her—I did not……….
.........…Oh, hi Mark!”
Tommy Wiseau: genius screenwriter, captivating actor, visionary director, and incredible hair.
THE AWFUL TRUTH
1937. USA. Dir: Leo McCarey. With Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. 90 min.
Saturday, Sept. 15., 8 p.m., FREE.
This classic screwball comedy of remarriage not only earned McCarey an Oscar for Best Director, but also launched Cary Grant’s career as a comic actor, which alled for other great performances such as his role in “The Philadelphia Story.” Grant and Dunne play a soon-to-be-divorced couple who can’t stop sabotaging one another’s love lives or fighting over the custody of their dog, played by classic 30s film star Skippy. Skippy is best known for his role as Asta in “The Thin Man,” but critics praise his performance