Advance Screening Opportunities Compliment the Cinema Art + Science Experience
A partnership with CBS Films offers students the chance to regularly see free Hollywood movies and Independent films first.
The new Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, screened on campus at the college's Film Row Cinema on November 19, 2013. It will be released nationwide December, 2013.
Screenwriting students "begged" their instructor to let the class attend Inside Llewyn Davis.
Ken Bates ('15) loves when the Coen Brothers work with T-Bone Burnett.
Julian Kasow ('16) refers to the Coen Brothers as "novelists who became filmmakers."
Students agree that free is good, but some say that it depends on the film or when it works with their schedule.
Fiona Obertinca ('15) came for a second viewing after seeing Inside Llewyn Davis at a previous advance screening off campus. She brought Frank Nanna ('16) who was experiencing his first advance screening. "Loved the music," shared Obertinca. "Love the dark humor of Fargo and The Big Lebowski," said Nanna.
MFA Candidate Mark Winters' favorite directors are the Coen Brothers. He calls them versatile. "They are masters of 18 different types of genre films," said Winters.
Most weeks during the academic year, there is an advance screening at a
nearby theater. Recent titles that students redeemed passes for include The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Delivery Man, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Homefront, Her, Philomena, Labor Day, and Blue is the Warmest Color.
Up next on campus at Film Row Cinema on December 3, 2013 is Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues including a Q&A with Producer, Director, and Writer Adam McKay.