In conjunction with the Hop’s Return Series, the Graduate Activities Coordination and the North Park Activities Coordinator have organized a series of film nights for the graduate community. Each week we are watching one film at hop and providing 10 free tickets. Five of these will go to North Park residents and five to other graduate students. Priority will be given on a first come first served basis. Check out the films below for more details.
Look out for updates on the graduate studies facebook page and the gazetteer for instructions to sign up for free tickets.
Sunday 23September 4PM: Godfather Part II
As stunning as the original film, Godfather II continues the saga of two generations of successive power in the Corleone family. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in parallel stories about the early career of Vito Corleone and his son Michael’s rise to power. This amazingly intricate, symmetrical tragedy touches upon several chapters of 20th-century history and is undeniably one of the best sequels in the history of cinema. D: Francis Ford Coppola, US, 1974, 200m, 35mm
Sunday 30 September 4PM: Rififi
After making such American noir classics as The Naked City and Brute Force, blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris and embarked on his masterpiece: a twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who reunite for one last glorious heist in the City of Lights. With mixes of film noir and French New Wave influences, this melange of suspense, brutality, and dark humor features one of the best heist sequences ever filmed. D: Jules Dassin, France, 1955, subtitled, 122m, digital
Sunday 7th October 4PM: Long Day Closes
Through an impressionistic series of scenes infused with footage from classic movies, Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea) tells the autobiographical story of an 11-year-old boy growing up in 1950s Liverpool, and creates a poignant vision of a paradise lost. A poet of memory and recreation whose approach fuses painterly composition and musical flow, Davies addresses the past not with a nostalgist’s doting tidiness, but with a sense of fluid emotions perpetually at play. D: Terence Davies, UK, 1992, 85m, 35mm
Friday 19th October 7PM: Neil Young Journeys
This acclaimed documentary captures Neil Young as he returns to his childhood home of Omemee to prepare for a concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall. As Young revisits locations and reminisces on his past, we are given a close-up view of an artist who has never stopped evolving. This portrait of a legend is rich, rewarding and possibly one of the greatest concert films of all time. D: Jonathan Demme, US, 2012, 87 minutes, 35mm
Sunday 28th October 7PM: The Day He Arrives
Hong’s latest film is a clever and dreamlike game with narrative time. A movie director returns to a small town to visit an old friend, and over the course of three days, finds himself returning to the same bar, the same woman, and the same situations. With intricate repetitions seamlessly woven into the narrative, Day He Arrives plays like a Korean Groundhog Day with mystery, cosmic coincidences, rueful melodrama and dry comedy. D: Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2012, subtitled, 79 minutes, digital
Sunday 11th November 7PM: A History Of Violence
Devoted family man Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) lives a quiet life in rural Indiana. When he foils a vicious robbery attempt in his diner, his newfound fame brings the sinister Carl Fogerty (Ed Harris) and an army of buried skeletons to his door. Cronenberg’s thriller delivers masterfully on every level, questioning whether it is possible to truly escape our pasts and if violence is ever justified. D: David Cronenberg, US, 2005, 76 minutes, 35mm
Blurbs from the Hop website
Intro and photo by Dan Durcan