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Announcing: Great Directors, the Series

When we study film, we often speak of directors as the author of the work, or the auteur.  Auteur theory states that a director's oeuvre contains identifiable elements of personal style that distinguish that filmmaker's work from that of others.

This spring, we will explore the work of two auteurs, each integral to the history of film.  We will begin with two films by French New Wave filmmaker Alain Resnais and end with two by American early independent cinema director John Cassavetes.  We will explore the similarities between these filmmaker's works and discuss how they have left their mark on film history.




These screenings will be at 2pm on Sundays in the SOPAC Loft on the following dates:

FEB 5 Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, Resnais)
APR 9 My American Uncle (1980, Resnais)
MAY 21 Faces (1968, Cassavetes)
JUN 25 A Woman Under the Influence (1974, Cassavetes)

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Update: Great Directors Cancelled

Unfortunately we did not have enough interest in our Great Directors day long events on John Cassavetes and Alain Resnais so we were forced to cancel those dates.

We are looking into rescheduling the events and that information will be posted here on our website, as well as in our monthly newsletter and on our Facebook page when the information becomes available.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Introducing Great Directors at La Cinémathèque!


This summer, we will bring you day-long film experiences, providing an introduction and insight into the work of some of history’s most important filmmakers.  

The format for the Great Directors involves a film from early in the director’s career, a break for lunch and socializing, discussion, a film from later in the same director’s career, and a final discussion comparing and contrasting the films, analyzing the themes, and understanding the artist’s creative process.

If you are interested in understanding what lies beneath the surface of a masterpiece and engaging in active discussion with other film enthusiasts, this event is not to be missed!

Great Directors for Summer 2016 will kick off on Saturday, July 23 when we dive into the work of French New Wave filmmaker Alain Resnais.  We will follow this on Saturday, August 6 with an in depth exploration of the works of American independent master John Cassavetes. 

Tickets for Alain Resnais.
Tickets for John Cassavetes.

Admission for one event is $30.  For a limited time, get $10 off if you purchase tickets for both events with discount code FilmSummer16!  Don’t miss these exciting events!  Sign up on the SOPAC website.