The NAU Film Series Returns With A Focus On 1971, Heritage Months | Filter







America Ferrera in the 2002 film, Real women have curves. The film will premiere on September 21, 2021 as part of NAU’s annual Tuesday Night Film Series.


PAUL HELFORD NAU School of Communication PAUL DONNELLY Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

NAU’s long-running Tuesday night movie series is back.

Unlike in the past, this year’s series will screen films every other Tuesday night from September through November.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Arts and Letters, Northern Arizona University film series, co-sponsored by the Cline Library, promotes understanding and appreciation of cinema at NAU and the broader community of Flagstaff.

This season will feature two distinct themes in two different series.

The first Tuesday of each month, plus a special screening on November 30, will feature films from 1971, a retrospective of films celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Then, on the third Tuesday of each month, we will be showing films celebrating National Heritage Months.

As since 2004, the film series will project a mix of genres and artists, with well-known and little-known films from decades past.

The series began with a cult classic, the 1971s Harold and Maude, directed by Hal Ashby.

On September 21, we salute National Hispanic Heritage Month with Real women have curves, an award-winning 2002 film written and directed by, starring and focusing on the stories of women. Writer Josefina Lopez adapted her coming-of-age movie about a high school student, played by America Ferrera – several years before her hit series Ugly Betty – who is torn between dreams and family obligations. Patricia Cardoso directed Ferrara and a cast of well-known and little-known actors in a film critic Elvis Mitchell called “effervescent and satisfying, a crowd pleaser that doesn’t condescend”.


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