UW CINEMATHEQUE ANNOUNCES SPRING 2013 SCREENING CALENDAR
LINEUP INCLUDES ANIMATIONS FROM STUDIO GHIBLI, SPAGHETTI WESTERNS, PRESTON STURGES,
JOHN FORD, SHIRLEY CLARKE, PETER WATKINS, CLAUDE SAUTET, JEAN RENOIR AND MUCH, MUCH MORE
After a jam-packed fall calendar that included great anti-westerns of the 60s and 70s, the marvelous Japanese action epics of Kenji Misumi, golden age Hollywood gems written by Preston Sturges, a visit from director Tim Hunter, two full-house pre-release screenings of the acclaimed new movie Silver Linings Playbook and so much more, the UW Cinematheque is proud to announce a January-May calendar that promises even more. On offer are a retrospective of anime features from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, a series of great Spaghetti Westerns, more Preston Sturges and a number of other series and special presentations that take viewers from the silent era to area premieres of some of the contemporary cinema’s most talked-about recent releases.
Filmed on locations in Spain and originally released internationally in 1964, Italian director Sergio Leone’s Fistful of Dollars proved to be one of the most successful and influential films of the decade. Not only did it make a star of Clint Eastwood around the world, it began a 15-year cycle of dozens of European Westerns that forever altered the Western as we knew it with more explicit and explosive violence and aggressively political storylines. This spring, the UW Cinematheque will present an extensive series of these wonderful “Spaghetti Westerns” shown on 35mm prints in their English-language release versions. While the series allows for two Leone classics, it also provides an opportunity to discover the brilliant and personal work of “the other Sergios,” namely Sergio Corbucci and Sergio Sollima, and a host of other Italian directors who flourished in this fascinating sub-genre. The series will be extended to also include screenings of Spaghetti Westerns in the 2013 Wisconsin Film Festival.
Equally eye-opening is our even more extensive series of exquisite Japanese animated features produced by Studio Ghibli that will be presented as our spring Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen selections. As if that were not enough, our January-May calendar includes retrospective screenings devoted to such diverse talents as America’s Shirley Clarke, John Ford and Preston Sturges, Italy’s Vittorio De Sica, France’s Jacques Rivette, Claude Sautet and Jean Renoir, England’s Peter Watkins; our annual selection of films sponsored by the University’s Department of Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, including the first area showing of Miguel Gomes much-celebrated new film Tabu; and the first area screenings of new films by such talented contemporary filmmakers as David Cronenberg and Julia Loktev.
As always, all of our Cinematheque screenings are free and open to the public, whether in our regular venue at 4070 Vilas Hall or at the Chazen Museum of Art or at the Marquee Theater at Union South. The Cinematheque’s website (http://cinema.wisc.edu) will go live with the spring calendar at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012.
Friday and Saturday programs screen at:
4070 Vilas Hall
821 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon programs screen at:
Chazen Museum of Art
750 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
‘Marquee Monday’ programs screen at:
Marquee Theater at Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715
Admission free for all screenings, seating limited.
Our website: http://cinema.wisc.edu
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