Two of the films in this season’s Free Fall Film Festival at Missouri University of Science and Technology were selected to enhance two of the university’s theater events.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be shown the week prior to the live performance of Spamalot, the musical based on the movie. The Purple Rose of Cairo, starring Jeff Daniels, will be shown a few days after the actor and musician performs his one-man show at the theater on Dec. 4.
“This semester’s series once again brings to Rolla great films that you might have missed. In addition, there are several art-enhanced evenings like the Hot Club of San Francisco, a group that accompanies silent surrealist films with live jazz music,” says Dr. James J. Bogan Jr., Curators’ Teaching Professor of art history and film at Missouri S&T and director of the film series. “Also, JoAnn Walter will return on the piano to provide the music for Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr.”
The films are free and open to the public.
All but two of the movies will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Leach Theatre of Missouri S&T’s Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla, Mo. The White Ribbon and Synecdoche, New York will be shown at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, in Room 104 Physics Building.
The Fall 2010 Missouri S&T Free Film Festival includes the following motion pictures:
- Up in the Air – Aug. 31
- Every Little Step – Sept. 7
- Moon – Sept. 14
- The Moderns – Sept. 21
- The Ghost Writer – Oct. 5
- Sherlock Jr. – Oct. 12
- The White Ribbon – Oct. 19
- Synecdoche, New York – Oct. 26
- Harold and Maude – Nov. 2
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Nov. 9
- Burma VJ – Nov. 30
- The Purple Rose of Cairo – Dec. 7
The Hot Club of San Francisco will perform on Sept. 28. Tickets are $15 each. Spamalot will be presented on Nov. 16. Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for youth. “An Evening with Jeff Daniels” will be held on Dec. 4. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for youth and $10 for S&T students. Tickets for these performances are available from the Leach Theatre Box Office or by phone at 573-341-4219.
The Missouri S&T Film Festival is supported by the Missouri Arts Council and the university’s Campus Performing Arts Series; Curtis Laws Wilson Library; Student Union Board; office of the chancellor; civil, architectural and environmental engineering department; and arts, languages and philosophy department.
For more information about the film festival, call 573-341-4185.