Vivian Maier worked as a nanny in an upper-class suburb of Chicago and would likely be forgotten today were it not for her hobby - the 2007 discovery of a cache of negatives revealed she was one of the 20th century’s most talented street photographers. Co-director Charlie Siskel joins us for a screening of this remarkable documentary.
Steven Spielberg’s SCHINDLER’S LIST tells the incredible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who risked his career and life to employ and save 1,100 Jews in his factory during the Holocaust. Proceeds from this special screening benefit USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action.
Double Feature! Norway & Israel's Official Oscar Submissions! Director Bent Hamer In Person!
Director Bent Hamer joins us in person with 1001 GRAMS, an amusing and poetic balancing of the scales between scientific understanding and human emotion, which is Norway's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It's followed by Israel's submission, a riveting drama following the five-year struggle of Viviane Amsalem to break from her loveless marriage to her husband in Israel, where rabbinical courts hold jurisdiction and mutual consent is required.
MAKE FILMS NOT WAR: MEDIA STRATEGIES AGAINST WAR
95th Anniversary! Introduction by film historian Alexander Schwarz!
Powerful and passionate, Abel Gance's landmark silent - which began production several months before the end of World War I - incorporates real battle footage and uses nearly 2,000 on-leave soldiers as extras (in a chilling “return of the fallen” sequence).
Actor Ralph Fiennes joins us for a discussion after Wes Anderson's recent comedy-drama, which also stars Oscar winners F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody and Tilda Swinton joining such regular collaborators as Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson.