Film Festival offers frights and freaks
Oct. 27 and ending Oct. 31, the Film and
Electronic Arts Department, with support
from Panavision, will be hosting the Widescreen
Film Festival at the Carpenter Center
and University Theater. Students will
also have a chance to meet Wes Craven,
director of "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
and the "Scream" trilogy, as
well as listen to guest speakers Patricia
McCormack and James Curtis.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Carpenter
Center, there will be a screening of "A
Nightmare on Elm Street," written
and directed by Wes Craven. A classic
horror film, "A Nightmare on Elm
Street" follows the infamous villain
Freddy Kreuger while he stalks his victims
through dreams. Following the film will
be a question and answer session with
Craven himself, where fans can ask him
burning questions and gain insight into
the man behind the nightmare.
in the University Theater will be a double
feature staring at 7:30 p.m. with "Blow
Up," Michaelangelo Antonioni's first
English film about a photographer who
unknowingly takes pictures of what he
believes to be a murder and the chaos
"Blow Up" is Ingmar Bergman's
"The Virgin Spring" at 9:45
p.m. "The Virgin Spring" follows
a series of violent crimes set in the
times of forests and fortresses. "The
Virgin Spring" will also be shown
in the University Theater.
marks the beginning of a six-movie marathon
at 1 p.m. in the University Theater. "Diabolique,"
the story of a precisely planned murder,
will be playing, followed by "Repulsion,"
a psychological horror film about a manicurist
who becomes a recluse in her London apartment.
Later that night at 8 p.m., the Carpenter
Performing Arts Center will play host
to "Wes Craven's New Nightmare,"
one of the later films of the "Nightmare
on Elm Street" series. The highlight
of the evening will be a midnight-to-dawn
screening of the "Scream" trilogy
in the University Theater.
Saturday, the University Theater will
be showing "The Bad Seed," which
is the story of the daughter of a serial
killer who is raised by adoptive parents
who believe their child to be good but
discover that she has inherited tendencies
of her biological mother. Stick around
after the 1 p.m. movie to see special
guest speaker and star of "The Bad
Seed," Patricia McCormack.
"The Bad Seed" will be the classic
black-and-white version of "Beauty
and the Beast." The highlight of
the evening will occur at 8:00 p.m. in
the Carpenter Center, where a special
screening of the silent film "Nosferatu,"
will be shown, accompanied by an 88-piece
live orchestra. Since this is a special
event, general admission is $15 ($10 for
will kick of Sunday's line up at the Carptener
Center at 11 a.m., just in time for Halloween.
After the movie guest speaker James Curtis,
the man who wrote the biography of James
Whale, the director of "Frankenstein,"
will be on-hand to give a special presentation.
After Curtis' speech, the Carpenter Center
will show "War of the Worlds,"
the film adaptation of the popular H.G.Wells
novel about Martians. The last of the
films being featured will be "Don't
Look Now," shown at 2:50 p.m. "Don't
Look Now" is about a couple mourning
over the death of their child who move
to Venice to restore an old church surrounded
by death and supernatural elements.
will be $8 ($6 for students) for each
showing, with the exception of "Nosferatu,"
or a pass for the whole event is available
for $60 ($40 for students). Tickets are
available through the Carpenter Center
by calling (562) 985-7000 or visiting
www.widescreenfilmfestival.org and clicking
the ticket info link. The Web site also
offers extensive information about the
movies being played.