What we’ll be watching

It’s that time o’ year again: Over the weekend UW’s Cinematheque announced its [remarkably eclectic] schedule for the Spring semester; head to the Cinematheque’s website for a complete listing—if that’s what you’re looking for.

Unlike with previous semesters at the ‘theque, the films that stand out most to me on this schedule are newly restored prints of fixtures within the Hollywood canon: Howard Hawks’s “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953) on 1/29; John Ford’s “7 Women” (1966) on 3/26 (the screening will be introduced by Ford biographer Joseph McBride); Alfred Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943) on 4/9; Leo McCarey’s “An Affair to Remember” (1957) on 4/24; Robert Siodmark’s “The Killers” (1941) on 4/30; and Ernst Lubitsch’s “Design for Living” (1933) on 5/1. Also meriting mention: Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Andrei Rublev” (1966) on 4/23.

So take a gander at the schedule. You’re bound to find something worth seeing. I’d be half-honest, however, if I didn’t admit that I’m a little disappointed that there won’t a series of films by a European director, as there has been for the past however-many semesters (and for good reason). Oh well.

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