New and Fresh at the Browning Cinema

By Ricky Herbst, Cinema Program Director for the Browning Cinema, January 12, 2018

[About a 1 MIN read]

Ted and Ricky ring in the new year and the new semester with the Browning Cinema’s exciting offerings starting in January. Those include a new film education opportunity available to the public via the new Learning Beyond the Classics Series, which expands a film series with academic articles, pre-recorded introductions, and post-film discussions. The series showcases films of 1968, a year when the world changed movies and movies changed the world, and is tied to a course being offered by Professor Susan Ohmer of the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. Another film series beginning this semester is the Gender and Rock series offered on Tuesday nights in conjunction with a film studies course led by Professor Mary Kearney.

After briefly discussing what’s happening at the Browning Cinema, Ted and Ricky close the books on 2017 with two (count ’em two!!) separate Top 3 Lists (patent-pending). The first is the more traditional Top 3 films released during 2017, which sees Ted endorsing a string of documentaries and Ricky potentially fudging the rules by including a film from 2016. The second Top 3 List may be sparking a new tradition with Ted and Ricky discussing the best films (or filmgoing experiences) they saw during 2017 that were released from many moons ago, which allows a light to be shined on films of the past that may be relevant or downright fun for today.

Ted and Ricky’s Best of 2017

Ted’s PicksRicky’s Picks
Faces Places (2017)Zama (2017)
Ex Libris (2017)The Death of Louis XIV (2016)
Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017)It (2017)

Ted and Ricky’s Throwbacks Revisited in 2017

Ted’s PicksRicky’s Picks
8 Hours Don’t Make a Day (1972-1973)Batman Returns (1992)
Brighter Summer Day (1991)Salt of the Earth (1954)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)The Pit (1981)