Cinema Studies Club Double Feature FREE
LI 120 (Lecture Hall in New Library)On Thursday, March 12th, the Cinema Studies Club will be showing two films in LI 120 (Library Auditorium):
At 7:00pm we will present the award winning Iranian film, "Taste of Cherry." Here's just a bit of the plot, but not enough to spoil it: "Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami won the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for this contemplative film about a Muslim, Mr. Badi (Homayon Ershadi), who drives around the barren hills outside Tehran, flagging down passersby and offering good money for a simple job that he's hesitant to explain. He's planning his suicide and seeks someone to perform something of a symbolic eulogy."
At 9:00pm we will be showing Charlie Kaufman's (screenwriter of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Adaptation," and "Being John Malcovich") directorial debut, "Synecdoche New York." I'm not going to say a word about this film, except that it is philosophical, thought provoking, and very cool.