Greek-born French film director Costa-Gavras has lived through cataclysmic events in history, from the Nazi occupation of Greece through the subsequent civil war. In Paris, his political encounters and cinematic formation prepared Costa-Gavras for the international launch of his political thriller career with Z (1969), focusing on the assassination of a pacifist doctor at the orders of the government. Since then he has directed a plethora of films with deep historical roots, including Missing (1982) on the Pinochet coup in Chile, as well as The Music Box (1989) and Amen. (2002), which deal with World War II. These four films offer the director’s insights into human behavior during political crises. Screenings are followed by discussions with local film scholars and historians. This series was curated by Professors John and Susan Michalczyk of Boston College.

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In This Series

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Missing
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Costa-Gavras (USA, 1982, 122 min.). In English, Spanish and French with English subtitles. 35mm.

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Film

Missing
Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:30 pm3:35 pm

Directed by Costa-Gavras (USA, 1982, 122 min.). In English, Spanish and French with English subtitles. 35mm.

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Film

The Music Box
Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Costa-Gavras (USA, 1989, 124 min.). In English and Hungarian with English subtitles. Digital.

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Amen.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 pm9:35 pm

Directed by Costa-Gavras (France/Germany/Romania, 2002, 132 min.). In French, Italian and German with English subtitles. Digital.

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Amen.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
11:00 am1:20 pm

Directed by Costa-Gavras (France/Germany/Romania, 2002, 132 min.). In French, Italian and German with English subtitles. Digital.

Film

Z
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30 pm9:30 pm

Directed by Costa-Gavras (France/Algeria, 1969, 127 min.). In Russian and French with English subtitles. 35mm.


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