MADISON REUNION MOVIES
In conjunction with the Madison Reunion, June 14-16, the Cinematheque will present screenings of movies that evoke the late 1960s, a period when “Madison was a cradle of the counterculture, a rich mix of music, art, politics, history and participatory experience...an unforgettable time of experimentation, innovation and creativity.” The screenings include a new restoration of The War at Home, an Oscar-nominated chronicling of Madison’s anti-Vietnam War movement.
- Wed., Jun. 13 | 7:00 PM4070 Vilas Hall
- Thu., Jun. 14 | 2:00 PM4070 Vilas Hall
The legendary California music festival that took place at the height of the Summer of Love contains ever-awesome performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who, Otis Redding, Simon and Garfunkel, and others. Recently enhanced with a 5.1 stereo soundtrack and a 4K DCP image, Monterey Pop allows you to experience the dynamism onstage, offstage, and in the audience. The feature will be preceded by Shake! Otis at Monterey (19 min.), an extended version of Redding’s legendary performance.
- Thu., Jun. 14 | 7:00 PM4070 Vilas Hall
- Fri., Jun. 15 | 2:00 PM4070 Vilas Hall
Hemmings is a fashion photographer who takes a stroll through a London park for a few snapshots, but do his images of a lovers’ lunchtime tryst also offer clues to a murder? Perhaps the ultimate statement on fear and alienation in the big city, Antonioni’s international box office smash was a taboo breaker in terms of full frontal nudity, as well as a gripping existential mystery. The score is by Herbie Hancock and The Yardbirds (featuring Jimmy Page) appear in a memorable party scene.
- Fri., Jun. 15 | 7:00 PM4070 Vilas Hall
- Sat., Jun. 16 | 2:00 PM4070 Vilas Hall
This Oscar Nominated feature documentary explores a 10-year history of antiwar activism in Madison, Wisconsin of the 1960s and early 1970s, offering a narrative microcosm of the national antiwar movement. Co-Director Glenn Silber will appear in person to present these sneak preview screenings of this powerful and inspiring movie, newly restored in a 4K digital format. “Extraordinary. The whole world was watching. Remember?” (Roger Ebert).