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FILM@JCSM: American Transport
January 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FILM@JCSM stands for “Fostering Interdisciplinary Learning through Movies.” The spring 2015 semester selections are programmed in conjunction with John Himmelfarb: TRUCKS.
This project is co-sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Each FILM@JCSM begins at 4 p.m. Following the screening, there is café service and live jazz until 8 p.m.
JANUARY 29: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1950) NR
Comedy/Musical | 107 min.
Introduced by Chase Bringardner, Department of Theatre, Auburn University
The musical story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her professional rival and love interest, Frank Butler, the star shooter in “Colonel Buffalo Bill’s” show.
FEBRUARY 12: STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) PG
Crime/Thriller | 101 min.
Introduced by Tom Perrin, Department of Language and Literature, Huntingdon College
Psychotic socialite, Bruno Anthony confronts a professional tennis player, Guy Haines, with an idea on how two complete strangers can get away with murder to each rid themselves of someone they want dead.
MARCH 5: THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) NR
Drama | 129 min.
Introduced by Eric Skipper, Dean, Honors/Graduate Studies, University of North Georgia
An impoverished Midwest family is forced off their land in the era of the Great Depression. We watch the misfortunes they endure during the trek to prosperous California.
APRIL 2: SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) PG
Action/Comedy/Romance | 96 min.
Introduced by Erich Nunn, English Department, Auburn University
Two southern truck drivers, Bandit and Cledus, accept a dare from bigshots Big and Little Enos to drive a truckload full of beer over county lines from Texas, while leading a high-speed chase across the Southeast.
APRIL 9: BULLITT (1968) PG
Action | 114 min.
Introduced by David Lucsko, History Department, Auburn University Detective Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) protects witnesses and tracks criminals through the streets of San Francisco.
APRIL 30: FRUITVALE STATION (2013) R
Biography/Drama/Romance | 85 min.
Introduced by Rachel Raimist, Telecommunication and Film Department, University of Alabama
This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident whose encounter with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station would shake the Bay Area to its very core.