Back Story at Carl Cherry Center
- When: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The Cherry's film series, Back Story: Reel People at the Cherry, brings in local film authorities like actors, writers and producers to speak during screenings of iconic films like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Stalag 17. They've lined up a special three-film mini-series that revolves around issues of privacy, surveillance and eavesdropping. On Aug. 11 they screen Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, starring Gene Hackman as a professional surveillance man who has the tables turned on him. Aug. 25 it's director Krysztof Kieslewski's Red, the final in his "Trois Coleurs" trilogy (the others being Blue and White), in a story of a retired police officer who wire taps his neighbors that the Chicago Sun Times called a "masterpiece." Finally, Sept. 1, the tense, dense 2007 Best Foreign Language film, The Lives of Others, about an agent in the 1980s East German Stassi state police who spies on a renowned playwright and his actress lover. The ending of this chilling film from behind the Iron Curtain is like a series of quiet explosions. The Cherry pulls in Malcolm Weintraub to discuss. [WR]
7pm. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. $10. 624-7491. http://www.carlcherrycenter.org/.