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Recent films by Gus van Sant, Claude Chabrol and Claire Denis will highlight Harpur Cinema’s Spring 2011 season.
In “Spring 2011: What’s New?” Harpur Cinema will present six recent releases representing cinema from the most classic narratives to the most surreal.
The schedule is:
Feb. 18 and 20: Inspector Bellamy. This 2010 French film is the final movie from Claude Chabrol, the master of nouvelle vague. Starring Gerard Depardieu, the film was an official selection of the Berlin, Chicago and AFI film festivals. The Feb. 18 showing will be introduced by Professor Chantal Rodais.
Feb. 25 and 27: Nobody Cares About Persian Cats. Half-independent film and half-documentary, this 2009 Iranian film by Bhaman Ghobadi is a window into the Iranian metal, rap and rock scene, where playing music is still a dangerous, underground activity. The Feb. 25 showing will be introduced by Professor Jesionowski.
March 4 and 6: Paranoid Park. This 2007 Gus Van Zant film, which won the Boston Film Society, Cannes 60th Anniversary and an Independent Spirit Award, features a teen struggling to make moral sense out of accidents that has consequences for the rest of life. The March 4 showing will be introduced by Profesor Brian Wall.
March 11 and 13: MidAugust Lunch. A 2008 film from Italy, Gianni Di Gregorio presents a celebration of food, old age and tolerance. It was awarded Best First Film at the Venice Film Festival.
April 1 and 3: A Town Called Panic. In this 2009 Belgian film by Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar, a cowboy and Indian plan a birthday party for their friend, the Horse. But good intentions should soon stumble. The April 1 showing will be introduced by Professor Tomoari Nishikawa.
April 8 and 10: White Material. This 2009 French film by Claire Denis stars Isabelle Huppert as a woman who struggles to hang on to her old life. It is an official selection of the New York, Toronto, Venice and Los Angeles film festivals. The April 8 showing will be introduced by Professor Dora Polachek.
All films are shown at 7:30 p.m. in LH-6. Membership is $17 for general public; $15 for students and senior citizens. Single tickets cost $4.