We will explore the works of two of American’s most iconic directors - Robert Altman and Francis Ford Coppola - focusing on some of their lesser-known works. We will start with a brief introduction of the film with a group discussion following the film. Refreshments will be served at each class.
We will watch the following films:
Vincent & Theo – Robert Altman (1990) Tuesday January 7, 5:30 - 8pm
Aug 23, 2005 - A masterful, sensitive portrait of Vincent Van Gogh (Tim Roth) and his brother Theo (Paul Rhys), based on letters written by the painter to his art-dealer brother is a beautiful story of love and compassion between two brothers. 105min.
Rumble Fish – France Ford Coppola (1983) Tuesday January 14, 5:30 - 8pm
From a novel by S. E. Hinton, this film takes place during a summer vacation. Mickey Rourke plays a former teen-aged tough who is idolized by his younger brother Matt Dillon. While Mickey would like to leave his wild days behind, Matt wants to reactive his brother's street gang. 95min.
Gosford Park – Robert Altman (2001) Tuesday January 21, 5:30 - 8pm
A unique film mosaic with an outstanding ensemble cast. Set in the 1930's, "Gosford Park" brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect. 131min.
Bram Stoker Dracula - Francis Ford Coppola (1992) Tuesday January 28, 5:30 - 8pm
A tragically epic romantic horror adaptation from the source material of Bram Stoker's classic vampire story Dracula. With Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder. 155min.