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For Immediate Release: December 12, 2007


January 2008 Dartmouth Film Society & Loew Film Series Calendar



Dartmouth Film Society Series
Class Divide
Class influences many aspects of our lives, from work (THE APARTMENT) to
love (ATONEMENT), from rich (RULES OF THE GAME) to poor (GRAPES OF
WRATH). As part of the Hopkins Center’s three-year initiative, this series
introduces people on all rungs of the socio-economic ladder. We meet oil
barons, mafia bosses, Valley girls, butlers and bathroom attendants, all of
whom teach us invaluable lessons about the reality of money and status in
society.

Thursday Loew Series
Reel Life
What is a documentary film? Is it the style of filmmaking, type of subject
matter, certain point of view? As a genre, documentary film eludes easy
definition. Perhaps the best summation comes from John Grierson, known as
the founder of the classic British documentary movement in the 1930s. He
coined the phrase "creative treatment of actuality." From Robert Flaherty's
1926 MOANA to this year's gripping DEEP WATER, docs now come in all
shapes and sizes. From the moon to the Clash and Donkey Kong to flamenco,
"Reel Life" salutes the best of the current slate.

Saturdays at the Loew
New Art-House and Foreign-Language film selections from around the world.




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Monday, January 7, 2008

Dartmouth Film Society Series: The Apartment
Directed by Billy Wilder, USA, 1960, 125 minutes. By lending out his digs to
the higher-ups for extramarital flings, clerk C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon)
manages to ascend the business ladder. But the plan turns sour when Baxter's
crush on an elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine) runs up against her affair
with the big boss. 1960's Best Picture, APARTMENT is a funny, startlingly
clear-eyed vision of urban emptiness and the crazy decisions we can make for
love. 7 pm. DFS Series: Class Divide. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5,
DFS passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Dartmouth Film Society Series: The Darjeeling Limited
Directed by Wes Anderson, USA, 2007, 91 minutes. In Anderson's dazzling,
kaleidoscope-colored DARJEELING, three estranged brothers reunite on a train
a year after their father's sudden death. As the depressed trio barrels through
the Indian countryside, their path to enlightenment is hampered by their
history and burdensome amounts of monogrammed luggage. The actors
expertly balance the comedy and emotion, slowly revealing their poignant,
fraught relationship. 7 & 9 pm. DFS Series: Class Divide. Spaulding
Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. General
admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, DFS passholders free. Hopkins Center Box
Office (603) 646-2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday Loew Series : In the Shadow of the Moon
Directed by David Sington, USA, 2007, 100 minutes. Between 1968 and 1972,
nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its
surface. MOON brings together for the first time surviving crew members from
every Apollo mission, along with visually stunning archival material re-
mastered from the original NASA film footage. The result is an intimate epic
that vividly communicates the promise of this extraordinary era. 7 pm.
Thursday Loew Series: Reel Life. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the
Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs
$5, Loew Series passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422
or hop.dartmouth.edu.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Dartmouth Film Society Series: American Gangster


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Directed by Ridley Scott, USA, 2007, 157 minutes. Denzel Washington and
Russell Crowe lock horns in this modern GODFATHER. Nobody noticed Frank
Lucas (Washington), the quiet driver for one of the inner city's leading black
crime bosses. But when his employer suddenly dies, Frank exploits the
opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own
version of the American Dream. Engrossing, intricate and intelligent, Scott's
film is the best gangster crime drama in years. 7 pm. DFS Series: Class
Divide. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover,
NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, DFS passholders free. Hopkins
Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturdays at the Loew: 2 Days in Paris
Directed by Julie Delpy, FR/GER, Fr. w/subtitles, 2006, 96 minutes. A romantic
European vacation for a neurotic New York couple (Julie Delpy and Adam
Goldberg) is not going well: Venice was a disaster and hopes are high for the
final two days in Paris. But overly flirtatious ex-boyfriends, overly personal
parents and overly small French condoms present unexpected challenges in
this savagely funny, anti-sentimental screwball comedy. 7 & 9 pm. Saturdays
at the Loew. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, Loew Series
passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Dartmouth Film Society Series: Double Feature
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 7 pm
Directed by Luis Buñuel, FR/SP, Var. w/subtitles, 1972, 102 minutes. In
Buñuel's wicked satire on the absurd lifestyle of the upper class, six fancy
Europeans try to have a ―civilized‖ meal, but their plans are continuously
thwarted by outrageous circumstances.
The Rules of the Game 8:55 pm
Directed by Jean Renoir, FR, Fr. w/subtitles, 1930, 110 minutes. Renoir's
RULES is a scathing critique of French society cloaked in a comedy of
manners. At a weekend hunting party, amorous escapades among the
aristocratic guests are mirrored by those of the servants downstairs.
DFS Series: Class Divide. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, DFS
passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dartmouth Film Society Series: Gone Baby Gone
Directed by Ben Affleck, USA, 2007, 114 minutes. Ben Affleck's debut is a
powerful study in devious human nature. Working-class Boston is a


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complicated world: wounds cut deeper, the characters are angrier, their
resentments bleed, their grudges never die and they all know everybody else's
business. When a child goes missing, relatives hire local investigators to assist
the police, hoping they will get better information. Their work uncovers a
shocking maze of corruption, prejudice and desperation. A discussion
immediately follows the film. 7 pm. DFS Series: Class Divide. Spaulding
Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. General
admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, DFS passholders free. Hopkins Center Box
Office (603) 646-2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu.

Thursday, January, 17, 2008

Thursday Loew Series: Darfur Now
Directed by Ted Braun, USA, 2007, 99 minutes. A story of hope in the midst of
one of humanity's darkest hours—NOW is a call to action for people
everywhere to end the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. In this
inspirational documentary, the struggles and achievements of six individuals
from Darfur and around the world bring to light the tragedy in Sudan and
show how one person can make a difference to millions. 7 pm. Thursday Loew
Series: Reel Life. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, Loew Series
passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Film Special: Michael Clayton
Directed by Tony Gilroy, USA, 2007, 119 minutes. George Clooney brings a
slick, ruthless force to the title role of MICHAEL CLAYTON, playing a fixer for a
powerful law firm. He works in the shadows, cleaning up messes, and he is a
realist. The central reality of the story is that a big corporate client is guilty, it
is being sued for billions, Clayton's law firm knows it is guilty, it is being paid
millions to run the defense. When the brilliant but bi-polar lead attorney goes
off his meds and runs naked from a deposition, Clayton faces the biggest
challenge of his career and his life.

CLAYTON is a perfect exercise in the legal/business thriller genre. It involves
high stakes, hidden guilt, desperation to contain information and mighty
executives blindsided by ―gotcha!‖ moments. We're invited to be seduced by
the designer offices, the clubs, the cars, the clothes, the drinks, the perfect
corporate worlds in which sometimes only the rest room provides a safe
haven. 7 pm. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH. Tickets on sale now. General admission $8, Dartmouth IDs $5.
Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Saturdays at the Loew: Across the Universe


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Directed by Julie Taymor, USA, 2007, 133 minutes. At once gritty, whimsical
and highly theatrical, UNIVERSE is an original movie musical from Taymor
(The Lion King). A love story set against the backdrop of turbulent anti-war
protests, mind expansion and rock 'n' roll, this psychedelic trip rolls along to
the beat of Beatles tunes, capturing the beauty, sound and fury of the Age of
Aquarius. 6:30 & 9:00 pm. Saturdays at the Loew. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins
Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7,
Dartmouth IDs $5, Loew Series passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office
(603) 646-2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dartmouth Film Series: The Grapes of Wrath
Directed by John Ford, USA, 1940, 128 minutes. GRAPES is a luminous
example of Hollywood classism from the peerless director of mythic
Americana, John Ford. Adapted from John Steinbeck's classic novel, the
documentary-style production chronicles the Depression-era travails of
Oklahoma farmers fleeing the dustbowl for California's promised land. The
story's emotional resonance and theme of human perseverance make it richly,
timelessly rewarding and one of the finest films ever made. 7 pm. DFS Series:
Class Divide. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, DFS passholders free.
Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dartmouth Film Series: Double Feature
Live-In Maid 7 pm
Directed by Jorge Gaggero, AR, Sp. w/subtitles, 2004, 83 minutes. MAID is a
graceful comedy following a woman and her maid of 35 years. Though
doomed by prejudice and abusive power codes, the pair share a bond
cemented by mutual love.
All That Heaven Allows 8:35 pm
Directed by Douglas Sirk, USA, 1955, 89 minutes. Jane Wyman is a repressed
wealthy widow and Rock Hudson is the hunky gardener who loves her in Sirk's
heartbreaking indictment of 1950s small-town America.
DFS Series: Class Divide. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, DFS
passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Loew Series: My Kid Could Paint That
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev, USA, 2007, 82 minutes. In the span of a few
months, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from obscurity to artistic renown.
But after a short time in the spotlight, the media began suggesting that her
father created the paintings. The Olmsteads turned to Bar-Lev to clear their


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name, and the director found himself drawn into a situation that could easily
end badly for both his journalistic responsibility and the family's integrity. 7
pm. Loew Film Series: Reel Life. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5,
Loew Series passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Film Special: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Directed by Sidney Lumet, USA, 2007, 117 minutes. Master filmmaker Sidney
Lumet directs this absorbing suspense thriller about a family facing the worst
enemy of all – itself. Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Andy, an
overextended broker who lures his younger brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke) into
a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store
that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store
owners are Andy and Hank's actual mom and pop and, when the seemingly
perfect crime goes awry, the damage lands right at their doorstep.

Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei plays Hoffman's trophy wife, who is having a
clandestine affair with Hawke, and the stellar cast also includes Albert Finney
as the family patriarch who pursues justice at all costs, completely unaware
that the culprits he is hunting are his own sons. A classy, classic heist-gone-
wrong drama in the tradition of THE KILLING and Lumet's own THE
ANDERSON TAPES, BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD is smart enough
to know that we often have the most to fear from those who are near and
dear. 7 pm. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH. Tickets on sale now. General admission $8, Dartmouth IDs $5.
Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturdays at the Loew: Into the Wild
Directed by Sean Penn, USA, 2007, 140 minutes. Fresh out of college, 22-
year-old Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the
wild in search of adventure. The journey transformed this young wanderer into
an enduring symbol for countless people. Penn's adaptation of Jon Krakauer's
acclaimed bestseller is as much about the insatiable yearning for family, home
and connection as it is a search for truth and happiness. 6:30 & 9:15 pm.
Saturdays at the Loew. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5,
Loew Series passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dartmouth Film Series: Waging a Living




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Directed by Roger Weisberg, US, 2005, 85 minutes. The American Dream: If
you work hard, you get ahead. Yet this widely held belief is out of reach for an
increasing number of Americans. WAGING follows four very different folks who
work full-time but still can't make ends meet. Despite all their determined
efforts, these four find themselves "hustling backwards." This alarming
documentary puts a human face on the nameless class of people who struggle
to survive from paycheck to paycheck. A discussion immediately follows the
film. 7 pm. DFS Series: Class Divide. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5,
DFS passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dartmouth Film Series: Double Feature (in the Loew)
Match Point 6:45 pm
Directed by Woody Allen, USA, 2005, 124 minutes. Sex, murder and money
face off in this dramatic pair. Woody Allen's comeback finds a tennis pro
rocketing up the social ladder after marrying into a powerful family. His
mistress (Scarlett Johansson) and her demands increasingly become serious
liabilities.
The Talented Mr. Ripley 9 pm
Directed by Anthony Minghella, USA, 1999, 139 minutes. RIPLEY examines
the extreme perils of class envy as working stiff Matt Damon becomes
obsessed with a spoiled millionaire playboy (Jude Law).
DFS Series: Class Divide. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH. General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, DFS
passholders free. Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or
hop.dartmouth.edu.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Loew Film Series: The Price of Sugar
Directed by Bill Haney, USA, Var. w/subtitles, 2007, 90 minutes. SUGAR
follows a charismatic Spanish priest as he organizes some of this hemisphere's
poorest people. His journey leads him to shocking examples of modern-day
slavery intrinsic to the global sugar trade. Narrated by Paul Newman, the film
raises key questions about where the products we consume originate, the
human production cost and where our responsibility lies. A discussion
immediately follows the film. 7 pm. Loew Film Series: Reel Life. Loew
Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
General admission $7, Dartmouth IDs $5, Loew Series passholders free.
Hopkins Center Box Office (603) 646-2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu.




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