eastman-house.jpgRochester, N.Y. - Check out the many and varied events in November at the George Eastman House! Nov. 1          Thursday OPENING: Holiday Wreath Display & Auction A display ofmore than 25 wreaths decorated by area artists, florists, and garden clubs. Each wreath is available for purchase via silent auction. On view through Nov. 29. Organized by the Eastman House Council. Included with museum admission. Nov. 3          Saturday, 11 a.m. SIGN-LANGUAGE MUSEUM TOUR A 45-minute tour will be signed by Eastman House docent Dr. Robert Menchel. Includes the same information covered in all public tours, focused on George Eastman and his historic home. No reservations needed. Regular admission rates apply. Sign-language tours also available by appointment by calling (585) 271-3361 ext. 238. Nov. 3            Saturday, 2 p.m. PHOTOGRAPHY PANEL TALK: SPE Northeast Regional Conference Panel discussion open to the public titled "2063: What will the field of photography look like in another 50 years?"Join the photography community, Visual Studies Workshop, and George Eastman House at the Society for Photographic Education Northeast Regional Conference. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Alison Nordström, senior curator ofphotographs. The guest panelists will be Chris Boot, Lorie Novak, and BasVroege will discuss the possibilities forphotography in the next 50 years. Included with museum admission (free to members). Dryden Theatre. Nov. 4          Sunday, 3 p.m. MUSICALE PERFORMANCE An Aeolian organ performance by Joe Blackburn in the Conservatory, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Blackburn, a regular favorite of Sunday afternoon performances at Eastman House, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and today is part of the team working on the project to restore His program today is titled "Quiet Melodies for a Late-Autumn Day." Included with museum admission. Nov. 7          Wednesday EXHIBITION OPENING: Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display A popular holiday tradition! The 17th annual Sweet Creation is a display of more than 70 cleverly designed gingerbread houses, on view throughout the historic house and museum. A feast for the eyes and nose and for the young and old, featuring gingerbread creations from professional bakers, families, and community groups. In addition, the National Historic Landmark house is elaborately decorated for the holidays. Included with museum admission. Organized by the Eastman House Council and sponsored by Tasteful Connections Catering and Tops. On view through Dec. 12. Nov. 7          Wednesday EXHIBITION OPENING: Festival of Trees at Eastman House Dozens of lighted and decorated trees from 1-foot to 5-feet-tall, contributed by local groups and sponsors, on display and available for purchase via silent auction. Organized by the Eastman House Council. On view through Dec. 12. Nov. 8          Thursday, 6 p.m. PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE: Wish You Were Here Douglas Holleley presents "Luna Park Sydney: The Image of a Funfair," focusing on the perplexing paradoxes in the work of E.A. Hopkins, a photographer who began documenting Luna Park, an amusement park in Sydney, Australia, in 1937. Eastman House's "Wish You Were Here" photography lecture series is sponsored by museum member Dr. Thomas Tischer. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free to members. Dryden Theatre. Nov. 11        Sunday, 3 p.m. MUSICALE PERFORMANCE Eun Mi Ko performs a piano musicale in the Living Room, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Included with museum admission. Nov. 12-14   Monday-Wednesday HISTORIC PROCESS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Collodion Printing Paper:Hands-on workshops designed for artists, photographers, historians, archivists, conservators, and those who simply love photography and history.To register or learn more, please contact Stacey VanDenburgh at (585) 271-3361 ext. 323 or svandenburgh@geh.org. Nov. 15        Thursday, 6 p.m. PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE: Wish You Were Here Jimmy and Dena Katz present the illustrated lecture "World of Wonders." The Katzes followed America's last authentic traveling side show. The result: powerful and poignant portraits that reveal disappointment, despair, and tenacity played out against the tawdry glitter of the fairground. Eastman House's "Wish You Were Here" photography lecture series is sponsored by museum member Dr. Thomas Tischer. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for students, and free to members. Dryden Theatre. Nov. 15        Thursday, 8 p.m. FILM EVENT: Alloy Orchestra accompanies silent film The General Using unusual objects and unconventional musical techniques, Alloy Orchestra injects new life into silent film. The three-man band will accompany the screening      of The General. Included with Dryden Theatre admission: $8 general/$6 students. Nov. 17        Sunday, 11 a.m. SIGN-LANGUAGE MUSEUM TOUR A 45-minute tour will be signed by Eastman House docent Dr. Robert Menchel. Includes the same information covered in all public tours, focused on George Eastman and his historic home. No reservations needed. Regular admission rates apply. Sign-language tours also available by appointment by calling (585) 271-3361 ext. 238. 18        Sunday, 3 p.m. MUSICALE PERFORMANCE Nazareth College Students present a musicale in the Living Room, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Included with museum admission. Nov. 18        Sunday, 5 p.m.           FILM EVENT: Milestone Films co-founder Dennis Doros Dennis Doros will introduce the James Card Memorial Lecture screening of Princess Tam Tam. Doros co-founded Milestone in 1990, releasing classic cinema masterpieces, groundbreaking documentaries and American independent features. Included with Dryden Theatre admission: $8 general/$6 students. Nov. 25        Sunday, 3 p.m. MUSICALE PERFORMANCE Clarinet Collection performs in the Living Room, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Included with museum admission. December Dec. 1          Sunday, 11 a.m. MUESEUM TOURS IN SIGN LANGUAGE A 45-minute tour will be signed by Eastman House docent Dr. Robert Menchel. Includes the same information covered in all public tours, focused on George Eastman and his historic home. No reservations needed. Regular admission rates apply. Sign-language tours also available by appointment by calling (585) 271-3361 ext. 238. Dec. 2          Sunday, 3 p.m. MUSICALE PERFORMANCE An Aeolian organ performance by Joe Blackburn in the Conservatory, joined by vocalist Claire Boling, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Blackburn, a regular favorite of Sunday afternoon performances at Eastman House, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and today is part of the team working on the project to restore the organ. Included with museum admission. Dec. 3-5       Monday-Wednesday HISTORIC PROCESS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Salt Printing:   Hands-on workshops designed for artists, photographers, historians, archivists, conservators, and those who simply love photography and history. To register or learn more, please contact Stacey VanDenburgh at (585) 271-3361 ext. 323 or svandenburgh@geh.org. Dec. 6          Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. FAMILY EVENT: Annual Holiday Homecoming Celebration Festive displays, live music, refreshments, family activities, and a visit from Santa. Bring your camera. Included with museum admission; 3 for children. Dec. 9          Sunday, 3 p.m. MUSICALE PERFORMANCE Silver Tones Flute Choir performs violin in the Living Room, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Included with museum admission. Dec. 15        Saturday, 11 a.m. MUESEUM TOURS IN SIGN LANGUAGE A 45-minute tour will be signed by Eastman House docent Dr. Robert Menchel. Includes the same information covered in all public tours, focused on George Eastman and his historic home. No reservations needed. Regular admission rates apply. Sign-language tours also available by appointment by calling (585) 271-3361 ext. 238. Dec. 15          Saturday, 8 p.m. FILM EVENT: Curator's Choice Senior Curator of Motion Pictures Paolo Cherchi Usai presents Our Daily Bread. (and he notes that chances are, you won't eat tomatoes so lightly after seeing Our Daily Bread). This 2005 film shows with terrifying neutrality the ethical consequences of the "scientific" approach to world nutrition. Included with Dryden Theatre admission: $8 general/$6 students. Dec. 16        Sunday, 3 p.m. MUSICALE PERFORMANCE Irrera Brothers perform piano and violin in the Living Room, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Included with museum admission.                         Dec. 22        Saturday EXHIBITION OPENING: Camera Obscura The camera obscura is one of the discoveries that lead to the invention of photography and the camera. The earliest mention of the camera obscura was by the Chinese philosopher Mo-Ti when in the 5th century BC he recorded the creation of an inverted, color image formed by light rays passing through a pinhole into a darkened room. He called this darkened room a "collecting place" or the "locked treasure room." In a darkened Eastman House gallery, visitors will be able to view an inverted, color, moving image of the Rock Garden -located outside across from the gallery - as it changes from winter to spring.  Included with museum admission. On view through April 7, 2013. Dec. 23        Sunday, 3 p.m. MUSICALE PERFORMANCE An Aeolian organ performance by Aaron James in the Conservatory, as Eastman House presents Sunday afternoon musicales like George Eastman used to. Included with museum admission. # # #  GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE EXHIBITIONS November/December 2012 Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display                                                   Nov. 7 through Dec. 12, 2012                                                                         Entrance Gallery, Museum, House     Festival of Trees                                                Nov. 7 through Dec. 12, 2012                                                                         Entrance Gallery, Museum, House 60 from the 60s                                                 Through Jan. 27, 2013                                                                         South and Brackett Clark galleries Ballyhoo: The Art of Selling Movies                     Through Jan. 27, 2013                                                                         Brackett Clark Annex Camera Obscura                                                Dec. 22,2012 through April 7, 2013                                                                          Entrance Gallery Photo/Film History Timeline                                 Ongoing                                                                          Potter Peristyle Cameras From The                                             Ongoing Technology Collection                                         North Gallery The Remarkable George Eastman                       Ongoing                                                                         East and West Galleries # # # DRYDEN THEATRE FILM CALENDAR  November/December 2012  FEATURED FILM SERIES FIVE FILMS FROM HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND THE MASTERS AT STUDIO GHIBLI Studio Ghibli, founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli's films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Miyazaki's Spirited Away, perhaps the best known of the studio's features in the United States, won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature in 2002. In 2005 Miyazaki was named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People." Friday, November 2, 8p.m.            CASTLE IN THE SKY Sunday, November 4, 2p.m.           (Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan                                                     1986, 124 min.)                       Friday, November 9, 8p.m              NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Sunday, November 11, 2p.m.         (Kaze no Tani no Naushika, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan                                                     1984, 116 min.)             Friday, November 16, 8p.m             MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Tonari no Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1988, 86 min.) Friday, November 23, 8p.m.            SPIRITED AWAY Sunday, November 25, 2p.m.           (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi, Hayao                                                       Miyazaki,Japan 2002, 125 min.) Friday, November 30, 8p.m.              PRINCESS MONONOK Sunday, December 2, 2p.m.             (Mononoke-hime, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1997, 134min.) TRUE CRIME "Based on a true story." Hollywood has made that claim many a time, and while truth is usually the enemy of entertainment, the many successful films that have taken their inspiration from real-life crimes, robberies, and mysteries are the exceptions that defy the rule. After all, these are stories that literally write themselves, with pre-existing plots, charismatic villains, and puzzles to be solved. This November, we'll be screening four such films, all landmark classics that show that truth can be stranger than fiction. We'll begin with the granddaddy of True Crime films, Richard Brooks's adaptation of Truman Capote's landmark In Cold Blood. As powerful on its 45th anniversary as it was upon release, Brooks's film benefits greatly from its detailed, B&W location shooting and a haunting lead performance by Robert Blake. Released in the same year and set in the same location - the rural Midwest - Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde took a pair of Depression-era bank robbers and turned them into countercultural icons, foreshadowing the American New Wave and igniting a fierce controversy about violence in film. Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon, meanwhile, tells the story of a very different kind of bank robbery, as Al Pacino holds up a Manhattan bank to raise money for his partner's sex-reassignment surgery. The acknowledged king of New York location-shooting, Lumet meets his match with none other than Alfred Hitchcock, who took to the streets of NYC to film The Wrong Man, the apotheosis of the master's mistaken identity thrillers - and all the more terrifying for being, you guessed it, based on a true story. Wednesday, November 7, 8p.m.                  IN COLD BLOOD                                                                     Wednesday, November 14, 8p.m.                DOG DAY AFTERNOON Wednesday, November 21, 8p.m.                BONNIE AND CLYDE                                                                       Wednesday, November 28, 8p.m.                THE WRONG MAN                                                                        COMING SOON: THE NEW DRYDEN In anticipation of the Dryden Theatre's renovations in January and February 2013, we will be screening five films that celebrate the movie house not only as a source of entertainment, but as a meeting place, community center, and source of cultural and spiritual enlightenment. From Texas to Taipei, these films walk us down the aisle and remind us of the romance and artistry of the classical movie-going experience. Join Jersey housewife Mia Farrow as she seeks safety in a beloved film during the Great Depression in Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo. In Anarene, TX, the closing of the town movie theater signals a change in life for a band of teenagers in Peter Bogdanovich's masterpiece, The Last Picture Show. Buster Keaton's intelligence, wit, and directorial skill is on full display as a dreamy projectionist in his masterpiece, Sherlock, Jr. We also journey across the globe to visit movie houses in Taiwan (Goodbye, Dragon Inn) and Italy (Cinema Paradiso) to pay homage to the universality of the medium.  Wednesday, December 5, 8 p.m.                  THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO                       Wednesday, December 12, 8 p.m.                 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW                                                           Wednesday, December 19, 8 p.m.                 SHERLOCK JR.                                                                     Wednesday, December 26, 8 p.m.                 GOODBYE, DRAGON INN Tuesday, January 1, 8 p.m.                           CINEMA PARADISO                       CHARLES DICKENS ON FILM Publishing his first novel in the 1830s, Charles Dickens has become widely recognized as the greatest English novelist of all time. Although he didn't live to see the advent of cinema, his unforgettable characters, his fondness for realism, and his universal appeal have inspired more than 300 film adaptations. This holiday season, to celebrate the bicentennial of Dickens's birth and his tremendous influence on cinematic history, the Dryden will be screening four films adapted from his body of work. Thursday, December 6, 8 p.m.                      DAVID COOPERFIELD                                                               Thursday, December 13, 8 p.m.                    GREAT EXPECTATION                                      Thursday, December 20, 8 p.m.                    SCROOGED                                                                   Thursday, December 27, 8 p.m.                    OLIVER TWIST                                                                      MEL BROOKS Mel Brooks is not just a filmmaker, he is a cinephile. Nearly every film he has directed (not to mention a little television series called Get Smart) has been grounded in some aspect of Hollywood's legacy. And even though his manic wit and rapidfire gags have led to some of the greatest film satires in history, they also demonstrate a deep love and understanding of what makes the originals great. Created in a style that Brooks himself describes as "calculated chaos," these films still have us roaring in the aisles. Friday, December 7, 8 p.m.                                       YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN                                                                                      Friday, December 21, 8 p.m.                                     SILENT MOVIE                                                                                    Friday, December 28, 8 p.m.                                     SPACEBALLS                                                                                      November/December Films A FACE IN THE CROWD Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. (Elia Kazan, US 1957, 125 min.) Andy Griffith is a long way from Mayberry in this blistering indictment of media celebrity. Griffith stars as Larry Rhodes, a hard-drinking drifter whose folksy charm lands him first a spot on local radio, then TV shows in ever bigger markets. But "Lonesome" Rhodes's on-air populist persona hides an ugly reality: a dangerous demagogue with frightening ambition and few morals. Patricia Neal costars as Rhodes's long suffering producer, and Lee Remick makes her big-screen debut as a 16-year-old baton twirler who catches Rhodes's wandering eye CASTLE IN THE SKY Friday, November 2, 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 4, 2p.m. Miyazaki (Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1986, 124 min.) A rare opportunity to see one of Miyazaki's most stunning and infrequently screened films. A princess with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms of an orphan. Together they search for a floating island promising wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. Castle in the Sky is an early masterpiece of storytelling and filmmaking whose imaginative and ornately detailed vision presaged later films like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED Saturday, November 3, 8p.m.  Rochester Premiere (Anthony Baxter, UK 2012, 100 min., Digital Projection) In this David-and-Goliath tale, a group of proud Scottish homeowners takes on Donald Trump as he gets set to destroy the crown jewels of Scotland's natural heritage to build a luxury golf resort. We follow the local residents as they make their last stand in the face of police harassment, constant legal threats, and the cutting off of their water and electricity supplies. Director Anthony Baxter himself becomes international news after being thrown in jail following an interview withTrump's greenskeeper. Told entirely without narration, You've Been Trumped captures the cultural chasm between the glamorous, jetsetting, and media savvy Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community. HANDS UP! Tuesday, November 6, 8p.m. Silent Tuesday (Clarence Badger, US 1926, 60 min.) The least-perturbable and at the same time least-seen major silent comedian was the impeccable Raymond Griffith. Only three of his 11 starring features survive in complete form, with his Civil War essay Hands Up! being his supreme extant achievement. A dapper, neatly mustachioed man usually clad in tails and top hat, Griffith here unflappably faces shell explosions, firing squads, violent silver mine owner Mack Swain, and two sisters who (quite literally) love him identically with eerily practical charm - really, nothing fazes him, and he always seems to express "why should it?" IN COLD BLOOD Wednesday, November 7, 8p.m. True Crime (Richard Brooks, US 1967, 134 min.) In early 1960, novelist Truman Capote traveled to rural Kansas to write an article about the as-yet-unsolved murders of the Clutter family. Six years later, Capote delivered much more: a complex and controversial novel-length examination of a savage crime and its brutal punishment that is now widely considered to be a true-crime masterpiece. Thanks in large part to Conrad Hall's striking black and white cinematography and a shattering performance from Robert Blake, Brooks's stark adaptation captures much of the novel's complexity and the surprising empathy Capote managed to summon for the killers. MARTY Thursday, November 8, 8p.m. (Delbert Mann, US 1955, 94 min.) The second of only two films ever to win both the Palm d'Or and the Oscar® for Best Picture ®, Marty began as a teleplay by the great Paddy Chayefsky, who then adapted the script for the big screen. Taking over for Rod Steiger, Ernest Borgnine slipped effortlessly into the role of a kindhearted but lonely Bronx butcher who comes to the aid of an equally plain schoolteacher (played by the rather lovely Betsy Blair) after she's abandoned at a dancehall by her date. Together, these two lonely hearts share a close encounter with love. NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Friday, November 9, 8p.m.; Sunday, November 11, 2p.m. Miyazaki (Kaze no Tani no Naushika, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1984, 116 min.) Miyazaki's debut film, set a thousand years after a nuclear holocaust has gutted the globe, is considered by many to be his masterwork. After the death of her father and an attack from the hostile Tormekia, Princess Nausicaä must use her ability to communicate with the giant crustacean Ohmu to unite her people against the threat of annihilation. Based on the manga of the same name and using Miyazaki's distinctive dreamlike and fantastical style, the film also inaugurates his enduring collaboration with composer Joe Hisaishi. THE IMPOSTER Saturday, November 10, 8p.m. (Bart Layton, UK 2012, 99 min. Digital Presentation) Rochester Premiere The twisting, turning tale begins with the disappearance of Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old Texas boy. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found in Spain, thousands of miles from home, saying he survived a mind-boggling ordeal of kidnap and torture. His family is ecstatic to have him back, but suspicion surrounds the person who claims to be Nicholas. How could the Barclays' blond, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so profoundly? Why does the family not seem to notice the glaring differences? And if this person isn't the missing child ... who is he, and what really happened to Nicholas? An Evening of Films by Georges Méliès Tuesday, November 13, 8p.m. Silent Tuesdays (Georges Méliès, France 1901-09, 65 min.) As a prelude to our Nov. 17 Trip to the Moon event, we present miniature masterpieces of mystery, mirth, and mayhem achieved with fabulous sets, innovative trick photography, and a sense of brio that was Méliès' specialty. We'll show a number of his best works, some of which were rediscovered by the Eastman House in extraordinary circumstances. Prepare for the problems of The Troublesome Cheeses, the latest trends in Up-To-Date Surgery, achieving The Impossible Voyage, and more! DOG DAY AFTERNOON Wednesday, November 14, 8p.m. True Crime (Sidney Lumet, US 1975, 125 min.) Based on a real-life incident, Sidney Lumet's masterpiece kicks off with a bungled robbery at a Brooklyn bank that is among the best heists on film. The real drama, however, comes as the nervous ringleader (a peak Al Pacino) attempts to negotiate his way out of a hostage situation that (anticipating Lumet's next film, Network) quickly devolves into a media circus. Over the next few hours, he manages to become something of an anti-hero - a mouthpiece for a bruised and battered generation that can no longer articulate its wants or needs. THE GENERAL Thursday, November 15, 8p.m. Special Screening; In Person! Alloy Orchestra (Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, US 1926, 75 min.) A Keaton personal favorite, The General finds the deadpan slapstick master as the hapless and unassuming hero of the Civil War. Hilarious, chaotic, and unpredictable at every turn, the story of this clumsy train conductor and his triumphant rescue mission will be accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra from Cambridge, MA. Using unusual objects and unconventional musical techniques, the Alloy Orchestra injects new life into the world of silent film. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Friday, November 16, 8p.m. Miyazaki (Tonari no Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1988, 86 min.) One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, My Neighbor Totoro is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to the countryside to be nearer to their ailing mother. The girls soon befriend a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures that live in the surrounding forests. Beneath the film's playfulness and narrative simplicity lie depths of wisdom - as with much of Miyazaki's work, at its core this film is about humankind's relationship to the earth. A TRIP TO THE MOON Saturday, November 17, 8p.m. Special Screening (Le voyage dans la lune, Georges Méliès, France 1902, 14 min.) Presented in its fully restored original 1902 colors (and featuring a new, kinetic soundtrack by AIR), Georges Méliès' classic tale of a lunar voyage is now as beautiful as ever. Come see the restoration that premiered at Cannes 2011. Winner of the 2011 National Society of Film Critics' Best Film Restoration Award. - American Cinematheque "Surely a cinematic highlight of the year, maybe the century." - A.O. Scott Preceded by: THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE (Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange, France 2011, 78 min., Digital Projection) This documentary chronicles the recent restoration of Méliès' fantastical A Trip to the Moon to its original 1902 colors - archivists Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange of Lobster Films acquiring a damaged color print; the tedium of peeling off and unrolling the nitrate print fragments for digitization; two-years discovering the images on those fragments; and the eight-year wait for technology to become available to finish the project. Includes interviews with contemporary filmmakers Costa-Gavras, Michel Gondry, Michel Hazanavicius and Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Méliès'enduring significance to cinema. -American Cinematheque PRINCESS TAM TAM Sunday, November 18, 5 p.m. James Card Memorial Lecture;In Person! Dennis Doros (Edmond T. Gréville, France 1935, 77 min., French w/subtitles) The films of Josephine Baker were completely forgotten in the United States until James Card brought them to the attention of film distributor Kino International. Thanks to Card's preservation of her two features, their 1989 commercial release created a firestorm of popular acclaim. Princess Tam Tam is a dreamlike Cinderella story featuring Baker as a young Tunisian girl discovered by a frustrated author. Baker's performance lights up the screen and reveals the brilliance that dazzled French audiences between the wars. Dennis Doros, co-founder of Milestone Films, will introduce this screening. THE WIFE'S CRUSADE Tuesday, November 20, 8p.m. Silent Tuesdays (Kreuzzug des Weibes, Martin Berger, Germany 1926, 70 min.) One of the Eastman House's darkest treasures is this extraordinary film dealing with stands on abortion, starring four of German silent cinema's biggest stars: Conrad Veidt and Werner Krauss (both from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), Maly Delschaft (The Last Laugh), and Ernst Lubitsch's favorite leading man Harry Liedtke (Madame Dubarry, Sumurun, The Wives of Pharaoh). This story of a crusading anti-abortion politician, his free-minded wife, a doctor whose skills and ethics both comfort and confound, and the dilemmas all have to face could have been taken from a modern newsblog. The Eastman House print is an original 1926 American-version copy. Don't miss this powerful, thoughtful, and brilliantly acted film, although we do recommend it to mature audiences. BONNIE AND CLYDE Wednesday, November 21, 8p.m. True Crime (Arthur Penn, US 1967, 111 min.) Francois Truffaut may have been the original director of choice, but in the hands of Arthur Penn, David Newman and Robert Benton's script about a pair of real-life Depression-era bank robbers-turned-folk heroes (played by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway) became a transitional film in American cinema and a harbinger of the New Hollywood. Some contemporary critics got it and loved it - Pauline Kael chief among them - but many others were outraged by the film's unprecedented violence and audacious glamour. Either way, American films would never be the same. SPIRITED AWAY Friday, November 23, 8p.m.; Sunday, November 25, 2p.m. Miyazaki (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 2002, 125 min.) Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award®-winning masterpiece Spirited Away was Japan's biggest-ever box office hit and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, 10-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass whimsy, Spirited Away cemented Miyazaki's reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling. STEP UP TO THE PLATE Saturday, November 24, 8p.m. Rochester Premiere (Entre les bras, Paul Lacoste, France 2012, 86 min., French w/subtitles) "Captivating. A rare window into the mysterious creative process of a chef, as well as the passing of culinary traditions across generations."- Time Magazine French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned Michelin three-star restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, Sébastien is ready. But it's not easy to take over the family business when your father is a master in his field. Filmed in the gorgeous Aubrac region in the South of France, home to the Bras family for generations. AN INN IN TOKYO Tuesday, November 27, 8p.m. Silent Tuesdays (Tokyo No Yado, Yasujiro Ozu, Japan 1935, 80 min.) Silent cinema went well into the 1930s in Japan, for which the world can give thanks for the films of Yasujiro Ozu, one of the greatest realism directors in history. This slight tale of an unemployed workman and his two sons roaming the industrial landscape of Tokyo trying to find the wherewithal to live decently and crossing paths with a single mother and her young daughter is one of the most haunting films ever made, visually evocative and emotionally potent. Ozu was fascinated by American silent film, but he took overseas influences and tuned them to his own unique view of humanity and human motivations. Such humanism is rare in world cinema, and few of Ozu's films equal this one for both tenderness and power. THE WRONG MAN Wednesday, November 28, 8p.m. True Crime (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1956, 105 min.) Hitchcock based this gripping, often overlooked thriller on the true story of an unassuming bass player (played by a remarkably austere Henry Fonda) whose life becomes a nightmare after he's misidentified as a hold-up man. As the evidence against him mounts, his world begins to crumble - as does the sanity of his wife (a stunning Vera Miles). Shot largely on location where many of the real-life events unfolded, this taut, unsentimental film noir forgoes many of the flourishes one expects from '50s Hitch, but it's not without moments of brilliant pacing and nearly unbearable suspense. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY Thursday, November 29, 8 p.m. (Rob Reiner, US 1989, 96 min.) "I'll have what she's having ...." The deli scene has become such an iconic moment in popular American film that it's easy to overlook the smart, bittersweet romantic comedy that surrounds it. Based on an idea by director Reiner and filled with hilarious contributions by star Billy Crystal (that classic line was his), the late Nora Ephron's wittiest script follows a pair of New Yorkers (Crystal and his perfectly matched costar Meg Ryan) who attempt to answer an age-old question: Can a guy and a gal ever be "just friends"? PRINCESS MONONOKE Friday, November. 30, 8p.m.; Sunday, December 2, 2p.m. - Miyazaki (Mononoke-hime, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 1997, 134 min.) Miyazaki's epic story of conflict and balance between humans, God, and nature has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a deadly curse that grants him superhuman power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure and meet his destiny, he journeys deep into the sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods. Mononoke is a force of nature, riding bareback on a great white wolf and terrorizing the human outpost of Iron Town on the edge of the forest. December DIE HARD Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m. Happy Holidays (John McTiernan, US 1988, 131 min.) "It will blow you through the back of the theater!" So claimed the ads promoting this summer action hit that propelled Bruce Willis into the tough-guy pantheon. New York cop John McClane plans to visit his estranged wife and their children in Los Angeles for Christmas, but when she can't pull herself away from a corporate party, they get separated in a terrorist attack near the top of Nakatomi Tower. Trapped in the building, and with limited resources, McClane must stop the terrorists to save his wife, save his marriage, and save Christmas! A GIRL IN EVERY PORT Tuesday, December 4, 8p.m. Silent Tuesdays (Howard Hawks, US 1928, 62 min.) and THE TREASURER'S REPORT (Thomas Chalmers, US 1928, 10 min.) Movie theatres were just being wired for sound in 1928, so it wouldn't have been unusual for a cinema to show a silent starring a tried-and-true draw like Louise Brooks in A Girl in Every Port - where Brooks shows her considerable talent for wearing a tight-fitting bathing suit through most of the film - with one of the newfangled "talkies." Here it's humorist Robert Benchley's film debut The Treasurer's Report, in which he established his soon-to-be world-famous befuddled public speaker routine. A Girl in Every Port was Brooks's last film before going off to Germany to make Pandora's Box, her last American silent starring role, and one of the last silent films Fox made. Can Brooks survive both high diving and the "suave" attentions of Victor McLaglen and Robert Armstrong? THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO Wednesday, December 5, 8p.m. New Dryden (Woody Allen, US 1985, 82 min.) While sitting in a Jersey movie theater, escaping the Depression through yet another viewing of The Purple Rose of Cairo, something strange happens to unhappy housewife Cecilia (Mia Farrow): male lead Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels) steps straight off the screen and into her life. Soon, other characters try to make the same exit, and actor Gil Shepherd (Daniels again) is called in from the coast to set things right. One of Woody Allen's most beloved and original films, The Purple Rose of Cairo is both a heartbreaking look at the difference between fantasy and reality and a bittersweet acknowledgment of the movies' ability to give succor. DAVID COPPERFIELD Thursday, December 6, 8p.m. Dickens (George Cukor, US 1935, 130 min.) Stemming from intricate and masterful source material, the tumultuous life of David Copperfield - from early childhood to young adulthood - reaches the big screen. George Cukor's adaptation of Dickens's extravagant and timeless novel has David played by Freddie Bartholemew and Frank Lawton. The unbelievably talented cast includes W.C. Fields, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Barrymore, Madge Evans, Maureen O'Sullivan, and of course the wonderful Edna May Oliver as the rambunctious Betsy Trotwood. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Friday, December 7, 8p.m.; Sunday, December 9, 2p.m. Mel Brooks (Mel Brooks, US 1974, 105 min.) Mel Brooks followed-up his anarchic Western parody Blazing Saddles with something even better: a spot-on spoof of the great Universal horror pictures of the 1930s. Cowriter Gene Wilder stars as the embarrassed grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein who recreates his forebear's monstrous experiments. From the supporting cast that includes Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle and Cloris Leachman as the fearsome Frau Blücher (insert horse whinny here) to the period-perfect B&W cinematography, Brooks gets everything exactly right. The result is a brilliant pastiche, and one of the funniest films of the 1970s. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY Saturday, December 8, 8p.m. Happy Holidays (Robert Siodmak, US 1944, 93 min.) Gene Kelly and Deanna Durbin star in a most off-beat Christmas thriller. Noir maestro Siodmak directs this W. Somerset Maugham story of a woman running from her past. Jackie (Durbin), a singer at a New Orleans brothel, has trouble moving on with her life after dealing with a murderous husband (Kelly) and his conniving mother. When a heartbroken man comes into her life and takes her to midnight Mass, she sees a chance to begin again, if only she can come to terms with who she was .... POSSESSION Tuesday, December 11, 8p.m. Special Presentation (Andrzej Zulawski, France/Germany 1981, 127 min.) Upon returning home from a business trip, Mark (Sam Neill) discovers that his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani) wants a divorce. Full of hate and bitterness, their lives spiral violently out of control, as both turn to new lovers ... one of which may not be human. An intense, hellish vision of a dysfunctional relationship from outré Polish director Zulawski, Possession is a long-lost cult classic that's been taking the cinematheque world by storm. Cut by a third upon its original U.S. release, we'll be screening a newly struck 35mm print that restores the director's original vision. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW Wednesday, December 12, 8p.m. New Dryden (Peter Bogdanovich, US 1971, 118 min.) "Anarene, Texas, 1951: Nothing much has changed." Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges anchor a formidable cast as a pair of highschool seniors struggling to come of age in small-town Texas amidst sexual confusion, adult betrayal, and an ever-increasing loss of innocence. Shot in luminous black and white and starring John Ford regular Ben Johnson as the movie theater-owning town elder "Sam the Lion," The Last Picture Show announced Bogdanovich as one of the premier directors of his generation, as intent on moving the art forward as he was devoted to honoring its past. GREAT EXPECTATIONS Thursday, December 13, 8p.m. Dickens (David Lean, UK 1946, 113 min.) Nominated for five Academy Awards® and often referenced as the greatest adaptation of a Dickens novel, Great Expectations is the first of two David Lean would respectfully adapt. Young orphan Phillip "Pip" Pirrip finds himself blindly navigating the unexpected twists and turns of life as a mysterious benefactor begins supporting him. Living out his childhood at the whims of an extravagant Miss Havisham and pining after the beautiful Estella for the entirety of his adolescence, he slowly learns the cruelties that befall even the most generous of people and the intertwining complications of the human experience. THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S Friday, December 14, 8p.m.; Sunday, December 16, 2p.m. Happy Holidays (Leo McCarey, US 1945, 126 min.) Re-visiting his role as Father O'Malley from Going My Way, Bing Crosby produces what could be the highlight of his career - the winner of the annual box office, RKO's biggest hit ever, and 8 Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture®, Actor and Actress. O'Malley and Sister Mary Benedict (Ingrid Bergman) disagree on how to run St. Mary's Elementary School, but through every adversity they work to find common ground, and when tragedy strikes close to the school, it brings them closer than ever. OUR DAILY BREAD Saturday, December 15, 8p.m. Curator's Choice (Unser täglich Brot, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria 2005, 92 min., German and Arabic w/subtitles) We are what we eat. But do we really "see" what we are eating? With almost no dialogue and a gorgeous cinematography, this haunting exploration of food factories across unnamed European countries brings the viewer face to face with the ethical dilemmas of nutrition in the industrial world. There is no advocacy message here, neither for organic farming or animal rights; images are allowed to speak for themselves, with a sobriety and a compassion rarely seen in a work of non-fiction. REPULSION Tuesday, December 18, 8p.m. Special Presentation (Roman Polanski, UK 1965, 105 min.) Fragile, awkward Carol (Catherine Deneuve) is left alone in her London flat when her sister goes on holiday, giving the young girl's burgeoning instability room to flower. Suffering from agoraphobia and hallucinations, Carol locks herself in the apartment and trusts no one ... and when intruders do arrive the consequences are deadly. Polanski's first film in English, Repulsion remains a supreme masterpiece, a chilling descent into the abyss that benefits greatly from the director's ability to transform physical space into psychological terror. SHERLOCK JR. Wednesday, December 19, 8p.m. New Dryden (Buster Keaton, US 1924, 44 min.) and MOVIE NIGHT (Lewis R. Foster, US 1929, 20 min., 16mm) Remarkably innovative for the time period, Buster Keaton's homage to the possibilities of cinema has been called one of the greatest comedies of all time. Running a lean 44 minutes, Keaton is a love-struck film projectionist who longs for the glamorous life of a silver screen sleuth. Befuddled by a mystery man known only as "The Sheik," he walks toward the screen and into the action! Keaton's achievement has inspired countless filmmakers from Chuck Jones to Woody Allen. SCROOGED Thursday, December 20, 8p.m. Dickens (Richard Donner, US 1988, 101 min.) More than 150 years after its publication and 100 years into the history of cinema, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol still resonates with audiences. This modern update stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a self-involved television executive whose greed and ambition have led to a life of isolation. Accordingly, his ghosts take the form of a deranged cabbie and a violent fairy, not to mention a shotgunwielding Bobcat Goldthwait. Peppered with stars of the big and small screens, this comedic take on the classic tale is a modern favorite. SILENT MOVIE Friday, December 21, 8p.m. Mel Brooks (Mel Brooks, US 1976, 86 min.) Twenty-five years before The Artist, Mel Brooks gambled big - and won - with this boldly uncommercial attempt at recapturing the magic and hilarity of the pre-sound era. And like The Artist, Brooks's affectionate homage is not entirely silent, but the one spoken word of dialogue comes, ingeniously, from the least expected mouth. Though not the smash success of Blazing Saddles, this loving satire has, like Young Frankenstein, aged beautifully, and there's a cadre of fans who argue it's as good - if not better - than anything else Brooks directed during the 1970s IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Saturday, December 22, 8p.m.; Sunday, December 23, 2p.m. Happy Holidays (Frank Capra, US 1946, 130 min.) Cited as one of the most inspirational films of all time, James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled after nearby Seneca Falls, NY) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention. As Stewart's, and director Capra's, first work after their military service, the film takes the post-war malaise often seen in film noir and turns it on its head, constructing a narrative of faith and perseverance. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. Special thanks to the staff at Academy for their assistance. OLIVER TWIST Thursday, December 27, 8p.m. - Dickens (David Lean, UK 1948, 105 min.) Fleeing from the clutches of a cruel orphanage to the brutal streets of London, young Oliver finds himself amidst a criminal underworld of pickpockets and thieves. Exploring familiar Dickens territory regarding guilt and the unpredictable circularity of life, this dark tale of childhood naïveté is loyal to the emotional rollercoaster that Dickens intended. DavidLean's second Dickens adaptation stars AlecGuinness as Fagin and John Howard Davies asthe eponymous Oliver.  SPACEBALLS Friday, December 28, 8p.m. Mel Brooks (Mel Brooks, US 1987, 96 min.) One of Brooks's most quotable films, this Star Wars send-up takes on the mega-franchise, American politics, and Hollywood itself. Luke Skywalker, excuse me, Lone Starr must do battle with the evil President Skroob (Brooks) and Dark Helmet for the hand of Druish Princess Vespa and the air over planet Druidia. With the help of a diminutive merchandiseschilling mystic named Yogurt (also Brooks), a half-man/half-dog co-pilot, and a puritydefending droid, can Lone Starr and his band of weirdos save the day? WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? Saturday, December 29, 8p.m.; Sunday, December 30, 2p.m. Special Presentation (Robert Zemeckis, US 1988, 104 min.) The year is 1947 and A-list cartoon actor Roger Rabbit has been framed for murder. His boss killed, his wife blackmailed, and the future of his beloved "Toontown" in jeopardy, Roger and detective Eddie Valiant pursue the truth in this comic noir-tinged mystery that reignited interest in animation at a time when it was dwindling. Robert Zemeckis's highly creative live action/animation hybrid film was the first of its kind to win four Academy Awards®. NEW YEAR'S EVE JEWEL HEIST DOUBLE FEATURE! TO CATCH A THIEF (Alfred Hitchcock, US 1955, 106 min.) and DESIRE (Frank Borzage, US 1936, 89 min.) Monday, December 31, 7p.m. Stolen jewels, stolen kisses ... New Year's Eve is a night for romance and excitement, and the Dryden Theatre offers up a double-shot of both on the last night of the year. First, reformed burglar Cary Grant is under suspicion on the French Riviera, and distracted by the lovely Grace Kelly. Then, confirmed burglar Marlene Dietrich is on the run from the French police and distracted by the dashing Gary Cooper. These romantic, comedic thrillers endure as examples of why old acquaintances should never be forgotten. Dryden Renovation Special Presentation: CINEMA PARADISO Tuesday, January 1, 8p.m. (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, Guiseppe Tornatore, Italy 1988, 155 min., Italian w/subtitles) If you've ever told anyone you're a film buff then you've probably heard two things: "Then you've been to the Dryden" and "you HAVE to see Cinema Paradiso." Come say a two-month goodbye to the Dryden (see renovation articles pg. 1 and 12) with the full-length director's cut of an all-time favorite film. Giuseppe Tornatore's classic tells the story of Salvatore, a young man growing up in a provincial Sicilian village who seeks refuge at the Cinema Paradiso, working in the booth and finding a mentor in the theater's projectionist, Alfredo.  Calendar editors: PLEASE NOTE NEW SUNDAY MORNING HOURS Extended through December 2012 George Eastman House combines the world's leading museum of photography and film with the house, gardens, and estate of Kodak founder George Eastman, the father of popular photography and motion picture film. Address:         900 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607-2298 Web site:        www.eastmanhouse.org Phone:             (585) 271-3361 Hours:            10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays                       CLOSED MONDAYS, THANKSGIVING, AND CHRISTMAS Museum Tours: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Museum Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens (65 and older); $5 for students; and free for children 12 and under and museum members (museum and garden tours are included with admission) Dryden Admission: $8 for the general public, $6 for students and museum members. MEDIA CONTACT: Dresden Engle dengle@geh.org  (585) 271-3361 ext. 213                                                              # # #