Golden Globe Winners on Spring Film Lineup

| January 16, 2008

Sweet Briar’s spring film series has Golden Globe winners galore.

The series, which opens Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19 with “Lust, Caution,” includes “Sweeney Todd,” which won Golden Globes for “Best Picture, Musical or Comedy” and “Best Actor, Musical or Comedy”; “Atonement,” honored for “Best Picture, Drama” and “Best Original Score”; “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” this year’s “Best Foreign Language Film” and “Best Director,” and “I’m Not There,” featuring “Best Supporting Actress” winner Cate Blanchett.

All films in the series will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in Tyson Auditorium, and all are free and open to the public.

The following movies are on the lineup:

Jan. 18 and 19 – “Lust, Caution,” the latest film by Ang Lee, Academy Award-winning director of “Brokeback Mountain” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” is an espionage thriller starring Joan Chen and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. The film is in Mandarin and is rated NC-17.

Feb. 8 and 9 – In “Margot at the Wedding,” a comedy/drama starring Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Lee, Margot visits her sister, Pauline, after she announces that she’s getting married, but soon a battle between the sisters begins. Rated R.

Feb. 29 and March 1 – “Control,” a drama starring Sam Riley and Samantha Morton, tells the story of Ian Curtis, an enigmatic singer whose personal, professional and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at age 23. Rated R.

March 31 and 22 – “Lake of Fire” is an unrated documentary that follows both sides of the abortion debate.

April 4 and 5 – “Sweeney Todd,” starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, is the latest release from director Tim Burton. A big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical thriller, it tells the story of a vengeful barber who partners with a pie maker to dispose of the bodies. Rated R.

April 11 and 12 – In “Atonement,” starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, a 13-year-old girl irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he didn’t commit. Rated R.

April 25 and 26 – “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” tells the true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body. Rated PG-13.

May 2 and 3 – In “I’m Not There,” six actors, including actress Cate Blanchett, portray Bob Dylan at different stages in his life. Rated R.

For more information on the film series, contact Eleanor Salotto at 381-6159 oresalotto@sbc.edu.

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