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Celebrating our 40th year

The OCU Film Institute is turning 40! To celebrate, we conducted an audience survey to see what movies YOU wanted to resurrect on the big screen!

Welcome to our 2021-2022 Second Sunday Film Series: Viewer's Choice!

Our regular monthly “Second Sundays” series of free film screenings will resume on campus at OCU’s Norick Art Center Studio, 1601 NW 26th Street—look for the yellow "ART" logo on the door facing the parking lot.

Sept. 12, 2:00 PM • Volver • Pedro Almodóvar, Spain (2006)

Oct. 10, 2:00 PM • We Are Little Zombies Makoto Nagahisa, Japan (2019)

Nov. 14, 2:00 PM • Toni • Jean Renoir, France (1935)

Dec. 12, 2:00 PM • Утомленные солнцем / Burnt by the SunNikita Mikhalov, Russia (1994)

Feb. 13, 2:00 PM • Wings of DesireWim Wenders, Germany (1987)

Upcoming Screenings

March 13, 2:00 PM • ll Conformista / The Conformist – Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy (1970), 107 min.

A powerful psychological drama and political thriller, The Conformist was one of the first in the wake of the 1968 cultural revolution to take on Europe’s fascist past. Centered on the early life and current mission of Marcello, a member of the fascist secret police, the story is told through a series of flash backs and forwards that pose a not-unproblematic thesis on how one’s life experiences and personal dispositions might cause him to adopt a fascistic outlook. When Marcello is assigned to assassinate an outspoken political critic who also happens to be his former professor, Marcello’s own past traumas come to bear, and he becomes entangled with his target’s wife. The film’s beautiful art deco sets and costuming play contrast to the ugliness of the psychological interiors that push people to forsake morality in order to fit in and allow them to adopt “the banality of evil.” In Italian with English subtitles.

April 10, 2:00 PM • Chan Is Missing – Wayne Wang, USA (1982), 80 min.

Hong Kong-born Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club, 1993; Smoke, 1995) was a significant influence on both American independent film and American ethnic filmmaking. His first feature-length film, Chan Is Missing embodies his philosophy of anti-Hollywood risk-taking and experimentation. Playfully taking on the genre of the San Francisco mystery story and the “Charlie Chan and Number One Son” film sleuth stereotypes, the story follows two cabdrivers as they wander around San Francisco’s Chinatown looking for their missing friend Chan, who has disappeared with money of theirs he was supposed to invest. Jo and Steve slowly learn that their friend Chan is a different person to everyone who knows him. Largely improvised by actors with whom Wang had collaborated in the Bay Area’s Asian American theater scene, the film embodies the director’s determination to defy stereotypes and “let Chinatown represent itself.” Don’t miss this chance to see a hard-to-find indie classic on the big screen!