Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Midwinter Cinematheque withdrawal ends this weekend

Hardcore UW Cinematheque addicts tend go into a state of uncomfortable withdrawal during the winter semester break, as their favorite film venue shuts down for the duration and DVDs hardly fill the void. Fortunately, the spring (lovely word, that, isn't it?) season kicks off this Friday by showing a restored print of John Ford's "Stagecoach," part of a comprehensive Ford retrospective covering 40 years of the director's work. Saturday night they'll begin a series of weekly showings by the German-born, Austrian-raised director Michael Haneke. I can't wait.

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