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FRIDAY - Board Picks

You know Doc Films... but do you know the Doc Board? A hardworking group of college students who make Doc run — so hardworking that they deserve to see a few of their favorites on the big screen at Doc! Luckily, you get to see them too.

Fight Club (1999)

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David Fincher · 139m · 35mm

Friday screening followed by a Q&A with Professor Maria Belodubrovskaya, Cinema and Media Studies Dept.

The first rule of watching Fight Club is to tell as many people as possible to come see Fight Club too. An unnamed insomniac narrator (Edward Norton) starts an underground fight club with a mysterious yet charming man (Brad Pitt). David Fincher's cult classic psychological thriller simmers with anxiety, style, and bleak humor. If you haven't seen it yet, fix that immediately here.

Friday, March 22nd 7:00PM · Sunday, March 24th 4:00PM

Yi Yi (2000)

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Edward Yang · 173m · DCP

A passing moment between father N.J. (Nien-Jen Wu) and son Yang-Yang (Jonathan Chang) encapsulates this epic of the everyday: YY: You can't see what I see, and I can't see what you see. So how can I know what you see? NJ: Good question. I never thought of that. That's why we need a camera. Do you want one to play with? Subtle, trenchant, and heart-wrenching, this film is the Taiwanese New Wave's best.

Friday, March 29th 7:00PM · Sunday, March 31st 4:00PM

Cabaret (1972)

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Bob Fosse · 124m · 35mm

Life is a cabaret, old chum, so come to the Max Palevsky Cinema! An adaptation of the Kander and Ebb musical, Bob Fosse’s Cabaret is as sleek and haunting as its Kit Kat Klub. In 1931 Berlin, British Brian Roberts meets American performer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), beginning a tumultuous relationship against the backdrop of the Nazi party’s rise. Winner of 8 Academy Awards, Cabaret is not to be missed.

Friday, April 5th 7:00PM · Saturday, April 6th 8:30PM

Heat (1995)

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Michael Mann · 170m · DCP

The Pacino-De Niro debate can be reignited with this film. The two are locked in one of the greatest fictional relationships, that of the master thief Neil McCauley and seasoned detective Vincent Hanna. De Niro’s McCauley leads a group of men on heists through a noctural L.A. while Pacino chases after them with equal vigor—a chase which becomes more dangerous by the second. A Michael Mann film with images as big and beautiful as the story.

Friday, April 12th 7:00PM · Sunday, April 14th 4:00PM

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

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Hayao Miyazaki · 100m · DCP

Hayao Miyazaki's first feature may very well be the least known of his filmography, and that's a shame. Cagliostro follows the iconic thief Lupin III and his squad of lovable goons as they uncover the dark secrets of a castle built in gorgeous European fashion. Dripping with style and featuring beautiful hand-drawn animation, Lupin III is an underrated gem which should not be missed!

Sunday, April 21st 4:00PM

Stop Making Sense (1984)

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Jonathan Demme · 88m · DCP

A vignette of New York City post punk: WHPK and Doc Films present a free screening of Stop Making Sense, followed by live music in the Ida Noyes Courtyard.

The concert film to end all concert films. Shot across four different performances and combined into a seamless magical experience, Stop Making Sense brings the unmistakeable energy of Talking Heads to the cinema. Demme captures the legendary band in the palpable euphoria of performance and enhances the concert experience; and, the film's shiny new restoration will make you want to get up and dance.

Friday, April 26th 7:00PM · Saturday, April 27th 9:30PM

Selena (1997)

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Gregory Nava · 127m · 35mm

Nearly three decades after Selena's passing, we want to celebrate her accomplishments and life as the "Queen of Tejano Music" and a daughter of a Mexican-American family with this biopic starring Jennifer Lopez.

Friday, May 3rd 7:00PM · Saturday, May 4th 4:00PM

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder · 124m · DCP

Margit Carstensen is Petra von Kant, an arrogant fashion designer whose controlling character manifests in her sadomasochistic relationship with her assistant Marlene (Irm Hermann). Petra meets and falls in love with a young woman named Karin (Hanna Schygulla), and soon her infatuation turns self-destructive. A perfectly staged theater of torment, desire, and human weakness acted by three veteran Fassbinder actors.

Friday, May 10th7:00PM · Friday, May 10th 9:30PM

There Will Be Blood (2007)

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Paul Thomas Anderson · 158m · 35mm

One of PTA's most beloved works, There Will Be Blood tells the story of how far greed can take a man. Daniel Plainview, a cutthroat oilman, travels through the crumbling, dreary American frontier in pursuit of great wealth. Featuring Paul Dano and Daniel Day-Lewis in career-best performances, There Will Be Blood is a grim exploration of religion, hatred, greed, and family.

Friday, May 17th 7:00PM