Essential Cinema: Edith Head's Hollywood: Preston Sturges' delirious humor sets up Henry Fonda's wealthy dope to be taken by Barbara Stanwyck's seductive con artistry. Stick around for a post-screening discussion with Susan Mickey, UT costume designer, as part of this January series focusing on the wardrobe magic of Edith Head.
One of those movies that almost defines the term “cult film,” this is Lynch's debut, which was made back when he could still be called an experimental filmmaker. All that means is that there are lots of truly repugnant images here. Are they human or are they “other”? Not even their mutant baby knows for sure.
In Brunch We Trust. Witherspoon plays peppy sorority girl Elle Woods, who applies (and is admitted) to Harvard Law School in order to impress her snooty ex-boyfriend, who's also enrolled there. Read a full review of Legally Blonde.
This atmospheric Southern Gothic was adapted for the screen by Horton Foote from Harper Lee’s prize-winning novel about a widowed lawyer with two young children who takes on the locally scandalous job of defending a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his work, and Robert Duvall makes his screen debut as the mythic Boo Radley.
The experimental art collective is seeking original videos of 4 minutes or less to be included in the latest volume of their zine, Dream Dates Reloaded. There will be a screening and release party in February.