Film Lecture


Monday September 8, 2014: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ROBERT WISE CENTENNIAL: Film historian Philip Harwood will discuss the life and career of the Oscar-winning filmmaker, who was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester Indiana. Tonight’s screening will be the science fiction masterpiece The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951-70 min.) in which an alien named Klaatu (Michael Rennie) and his powerful robot Gort land on earth on a vital mission: to prevent earthlings from waging nuclear war. Edmund H. North scripted, and Bernard Herrmann provided a theremin-laced score. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.