Unless otherwise noted, all film screenings are FREE.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Samuel Fuller Film Series
Join us for a thought-provoking film series focusing on the life and works of American screenwriter, director, crime reporter, and soldier Samuel Fuller, the audacious visionary renowned for his low-budget genre movies with controversial themes. Special guest Samantha Fuller, the filmmaker’s daughter, will introduce the films and join the audience discussion after each screening. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates).
The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera
Documentary about Samuel Fuller produced by the British Film Institute features rare footage of Fuller, an interview with him conducted by Tim Robbins, and commentary by Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, and Quentin Tarantino. Year released: 1996. Director: Adam Simon. Q&A with SMC Political Science Professor Alan Buckley, SMC Film Studies Professor Salvador Carrasco, SMC Film Studies Professor Josh Kanin, and SMC Philosophy Professor Steven Kaufman.
Fri, December 5 | 2:30pm | Free | HSS 165
Pickup on South Street
Cold War spy thriller blending Red-Scare hysteria with gumshoe drama is set in motion when a pickpocket steals a wallet and finds it contains a microfilm of top-secret government information. Year released: 1953. Director: Samuel Fuller. Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and Thelma Ritter. Q&A with SMC Political Science Professor Alan Buckley and SMC Philosophy Professor Steven Kaufman.
Fri, December 5 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165
Film shelved by the studio for more than a decade for its highly provocative investigation of American racism presented in the context of an African American dog handler attempting to tame an animal trained to kill black people. Year released: 1982. Director: Samuel Fuller. Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, and Jameson Parker. Q&A with SMC Film Studies Professor Salvador Carrasco.
Sat, December 6 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165
The Big Red One
To honor America’s veterans on Pearl Harbor Day, we offer Fuller’s World War II epic, which recollects his own experiences as a member of the US Army 1st Infantry—the “Big Red One”—in North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. Year released: 1980 (the 2005 reconstructed version will be screened). Director: Samuel Fuller. Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, and Bobby Di Cicco Q&A with
SMC Film Studies Professor Josh Kanin.
Sun, December 7 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165