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MARC ELIOT'S ART OF FILM

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See the Greatest Films on Illinois' largest movie screen, the way they were meant to be seen!

EVERY FRIDAY AT 6:30 PM & SUNDAY AT 2:30 PM

Join New York Times best-selling author, film scholar and historian, and resident film curator MARC ELIOT, for the ART OF FILM featuring the Greatest Films ever released, presented the way they were meant to be seen on the Giant Screen. Marc Eliot personally selects each film, focusing on directorial art and influence (auteur theory), and examines the masterworks of legendary film directors, providing a virtual pre-film introduction and a full post-film discussion for each film. 

Go behind the scenes with Marc Eliot. Get the exclusive Art of Film newsletter. Sign up for Film Society emails HERE!

Sponsored by Kathy & Harry Puterbaugh, Dr. Darrel & Dr. Jane Gumm, Nancy Snowden, Film Society.

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Richard Brooks' 1955 Blackboard Jungle

Fri, Nov 18 | 6:30 PM

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Sun, Nov 20 | 2:30 PM

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Elia Kazan's 1955 East of Eden

Fri, Nov 26 | 6:30 PM

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Sun, Nov 27 | 2:30 PM

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John Frankenheimer's 1964 Seven Days in May

Fri, Dec 9 | 6:30 PM

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Sun, Dec 11 | 2:30 PM

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Terence Young's 1963 From Russia With Love

Fri, Dec 16 | 6:30 PM

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Sun, Dec 18 | 2:30 PM

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ALREADY SCREENED

Woody Allen's 1977 Annie Hall

Fri, Sep 30 & Sun Oct 2

Jonathan Demme's 1991 The Silence of the Lambs

Fri, Oct 7 & Sun, Oct 9

Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 Vertigo

Fri, Oct 14 & Sun, Oct 16

Edward Dmytryk's 1954 The Caine Mutiny

Fri, Oct 21 & Sun, Oct 23

Roman Polanski's 1968 Rosemary's Baby

Fri, Oct 28 & Sun, Oct 30

David Lean's 1962 Lawrence of Arabia

Fri, Nov 4 & Sun, Nov 6 

Bob Rafelson's 1970 Five Easy Pieces

Fri, Nov 11 & Sun, Nov 13 


MARC ELIOT

Marc Eliot, a well-known and highly respected film critic and historian, is the New York Times bestselling author of 26 books including definitive biographies on Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Charlton Heston, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan (Reagan: The Hollywood Years), Walt Disney, The Eagles and his latest work, The Hag, about Merle Haggard.

Eliot began his career as a child actor and student at the High School of Performing Arts. He went on to earn two post-graduate degrees in writing and Film History and Criticism from Columbia University, where he was mentored by the renowned film critic and scholar Andrew Sarris, who brought the French Auteur Theory to America.

A New York City native and resident, Eliot has become a regular visitor to the Peoria region, first serving as artist-in-residence at Eureka College in 2012. He hosted his first "Art of Film" festival, on Alfred Hitchcock, in March of 2019 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, where he serves as resident film curator.

Go behind the scenes with Marc Eliot. Get the exclusive Art of Film newsletter. Sign up for Film Society emails HERE!


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Kathy & Harry Puterbaugh, Dr. Darrel & Dr. Jane Gumm, Nancy Snowden, Film Society