BGSU’s Gish Film Theater hosts Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday series

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Gish Film Theater at Bowling Green State University this fall will include the Sunday Matinees, Tuesdays at the Gish and Thursday Night International Film series.

Guest speaker Anthony Slide, a prolific author and friend of Lillian Gish, will launch the 3 p.m. Sunday Matinees Series on Sept. 11 with an illustrated lecture on the ways in which studios promoted their films to audiences during Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” He will present movie trailers, lobby cards, fan magazines and the beautiful, hand-painted posters theaters displayed to advertise coming attractions. Slide holds an honorary degree from BGSU, and has visited the university a number of times.

The theme of this fall’s Sunday Matinees is “Ladies of the Silent Screen,” featuring Gish, Louise Brooks, Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge. Among the films that will be shown are “Kiki,” “The Mothering Heart,” “Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley” and “Prix de Beauté.” Lillian Gish stars in “The Mothering Heart” with Walter Miller.

The Tuesdays at the Gish series begins at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 with a showcase of pieces from the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Included are works by award-winning independent filmmakers such as Barbara Hammer, Gus Van Sant, Paul Winkler and James Duesing.

Others films shown during the fall will include “Angus,” “Phantom of the Paradise,” “Repo Man,” “Revenge of the Nerds” and others.

The International Film Series screenings are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday nights. The first showing is “L’année dernière à Marienbad” (“Last Year in Marienbad”) on Sept. 15. Other films will include “Bal” (“Honey”), from Turkey; “A Hora da Estrela” (“Hour of the Star”), from Brazil, “Tulpan” (“Tulip”) from Kazakhstan, and other international films.

All screenings are in the Gish Film Theater and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Gish Film Theater and Gallery website at http://www.bgsu.edu/gish.

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(Posted September 07, 2011 )