|Heat and Dust
Dir: James Ivory, UK, 1983, 130m.
Two Englishwomen (Greta Scacchi and Julie Christie) fall in love with India and eventually become pregnant by native Indian men, but remain outsiders in a land they can never fully comprehend. Written by Ruth Prawar Jhabvala from her novel.
October 11-13 7:30 PM
The Saragossa Manuscript
Dir: Wojciech Has, Poland, 1966, 180m.
Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola teamed up to restore this counterculture favorite from the 60s in the spirit of the The Arabian Nights -- a tale within a tale. Toward the end of the Napoleonic era, a Belgian military officer embarks on a fantastic series of adventures designed by two beautiful princesses as a test of his worthiness to woo them. In cinemascope wth a great score by Krzysztof Penderecki (The Exorcist and The Shining), one of the 20th century's most important living composers.
October 14-16 7:30 PM
The Jungle Book
Dir: Stephen Sommers, U.S., 1994, 109m.
A faithful adaption of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy (Jason Scott Lee) who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself re-united with his childhood love, Kitty, and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India which he finds far less civilized than his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are.
October 17 4:00 PM, Free
Dir: James Ivory, India, 1965, 115m.
A simple, poignant drama about a young Indian playboy (Shashi Kapoor) who romances member of a small-time English theatrical company touring Shakespeare in India.
October 18-20 7:30 PM
The Dinner Game
Dir: Francis Veber, France, 1998, 115m.
From the director of La Cage Au Folles, this classic French farce revolves around a dinner in which each guest must bring along a certifiable idiot -- with a prize going to the purveyor of the most outlandish one.
October 22, 23 7:30 PM
October 24 4:00 PM
Dir: Katharina Otto, U.S., 1998, 85m.
Intriguing glimpse inside the fashion industry from the point of view of four novice models breaking into the business in the fashion capitals of Paris, Milan, and New York. With sobering observations from established professionals Cindy Crawford, Lauren Hutton, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
October 25-27 7:30 PM