The English Department Film Club
is run by members of the students’ committee. Films are screened in the multimedia room of the Humanities library, and are preceded by a brief introductory talk (no spoilers). Not all films are adaptations of a literary classic, but some literary connection, or degree of literary interest is to be expected.
The programme for 2016/2017 has been announced! Our theme this year is
Blood Runs Thicker than Water
Our first showing will be the Coen Brothers’ debut film Blood Simple (January 11th). The Film will be introduced by Ruben Borg.
Followed by Clint Eastwood’s White Hunter, Black Heart (January 25th), introduced by Lasse Jensen.
The third screening of the season will be Ana Lily Amirpour’s indie masterpiece A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, introduced by Yael Levin (Wed, 15/03/2017 – 18:10)
The fourth screening in our series on Blood and Water will be Song of the Sea, introduced by Ruben Weiss (Wed, 19/04/2017 – 18:10)
The fifth screening in our series on Blood and Water will be Jaws, introduced by Noa Erez (Wed, 10/05/2017 – 18:10)
The sixth screening will be Chinatown, introduced by Talia Abu (Wed, 14/06/2017 -18:00).
And, to end the year in style… the final screening in our Blood and Water series will be Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula — at the Jerusalem Cinematheque! — Ruben Borg will introduce the film (June 26th – 19:00).
For details check out our events section or our Facebook page
This semester (Spring 2016) the film club is devoted to the theme of doubles in fiction and film: alter-egos, secret identities, spies, and genetic clones, oh my! We will meet once a month, March through June, in the media department at the Bloomfield Library:
– On Thursday, March 10, 16:30, room 29: Yaeli Greenblatt will present the sci-fi classic Gattaca (1997).
– On Wednesday, April 6, 16:30, room 31: Noa Erez will present the cult film Fight Club (1999), based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
– On Monday, May 9, 18:15, room 29: Ruben Borg will present Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Shadow of a Doubt (1943).
– On Thursday, June 16, 16:30, room 29: Ruben Weiss will present the Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), based on the novel by John le Carré.
A partial list of previous screenings includes:
- Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner
- Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood
- John Huston’s The Dead
- Steve Jacobs’s Disgrace
- Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train
- Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
Visit our Facebook page for constant updates on the 2015-2016 schedule