Student Life

HCC Film Series

Henderson Community College Presents the Fall 2014 Film Series:

In Memoriam: Classic Films of Great Actors Who Died in 2014

Films will be shown in Room STC 310 at 6:30 p.m.; admission and popcorn are free 

 

The Little Colonel                                                                                                                     Sept. 15

One of Shirley Temple’s most beloved films, The Little Colonel is the story of a little girl whose mother is a Confederate Belle who married a Yankee soldier.  When the mother is disowned by her father—a Confederate Colonel—only Shirley Temple’s goodness and innocence can bring the family back together.   (Directed by David Butler; starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Hattie McDaniel and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson; 1935, black & white, 81 min.)  Discussion led by Katie Griffis. 

 

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly                                                                                             Sept. 29

This is the best known and most popular of Sergio Leone’s “spaghetti westerns.”  Recently deceased Eli Wallach portrays “The Ugly”—a gunfighter who with Clint Eastwood (“The Good”) and Lee Van Cleef (“The Bad”)—are all searching for a stolen payroll.  The scenes and sounds of this western have become iconic.  (Directed by Sergio Leone; starring Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef; 1966, 161 min.)  Discussion led by Cary Conley.

 

Good Will Hunting                                                                                                                      Oct. 20

Robin Williams won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in this film, while Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.  Williams is compelling as the acerbic, yet insightful psychiatrist who is struggling to teach the brilliant yet socially awkward janitor working in the halls of MIT how to find his way in the world.  This story of egos, brilliance, love and redemption garnered nine Oscar nominations.  (Directed by Gus Van Sant; starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgard; 1997, 126 min.)  Discussion led by Kevin Reid

 

Key Largo                                                                                                                                   Nov. 3

Lauren Bacall collaborated with Humphrey Bogart on three films.  Of these, Key Largo is the starkest and most suspenseful.  When Bogart visits a remote hotel in the Florida Keys, he finds that its owners, Bacall and her invalid father, are under the thumb of a Chicago gangster--modelled on Al Capone--who is hiding from the police.  Isolated, and with a hurricane blowing in, Bogart and Bacall must face down the gangster and his crew.  (Directed by John Huston; starring Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor; 1948, 100 min.)  Discussion led by Steve McCarty.