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Cinema At Its Best: Upcoming Film Screenings

The departments of The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication along with the Hofstra Documentary Filmmakers’ Club are presenting the following free film screenings this spring:

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Thurs., March 27, 2014, 7-9 PM, Breslin 211

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations, the Department of Radio, Television, Film, and the Hofstra Documentary Filmmakers’ Club, and will feature talks by director Chris Kenneally and the director of photography Chris Cassidy after the screening.

Kenneally also works on the production staff of “True Detective” on HBO, and Cassidy has done numerous sports projects including work for the NFL, UFC and Pro Boxing.


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All showings begin at 7 pm in Breslin.

  • Tues., March 25:  Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran
  • Tues., April 8: Chris Marker’s “The Last Bolshevik
  • Tues., April 22:  Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot

The screenings are sponsored by the Department of Radio, Television, Film.   The April 8th event is also co-sponsored by the Hofstra Documentary Filmmakers’ Club.

The first screening, Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran” (1985),has been described as “an epic treatment of King Lear but set in feudal Japan, as three sons deal with the passing of an era as their warlord father tries to find peace in his last years and redemption for his deadly past.  While one honest son faces his family’s wrath for speaking the truth, his two brothers vie for power in the vacuum left by their father’s retirement.”

The series is envisioned as an ongoing public initiative that aims to enrich the Hofstra community’s understanding of the cinema in its fullest sense, said Isabelle Freda, RTVF special assistant professor.  “Films will be drawn from a broad range of national cinemas, genres, and time periods–what unifies them is that all are, in their own fashion, essential components of our shared film heritage.”

Sign-in sheets will be available for students whose professors have offered extra credit for attending.


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