Emory’s Department of Film and Media Studies continues Cinematheque, a presentation of free 35 mm film screenings on Wednesday evenings from Jan. 30 – April 24, 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 205 on the Emory campus. For spring 2013, the Emory Cinematheque hosts the series “Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years” presented by American Express in association with UCLA Film and Television Archive. Emory is the only venue in the Southeast to show the touring series.

Carl Laemmle founded Universal Pictures in 1912; in the late 1950’s, super-agent Lew Wasserman created an entertainment conglomerate that still thrives today as the oldest continuously operating film producer and distributor in the US. The program represents a vast range of genres and iconic titles such as “Dracula” (1931), Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” (1963) and “Back to the Future” (1985).


Jan. 30: “Pillow Talk” (1959, Michael Gordon, with Doris Day and Rock Hudson)

Feb. 13: “Dracula” (1931, Tod Browning, with Bela Lugosi) and “Frankenstein” (1931, James Whale, with Boris Karloff).

Mar. 6: “Imitation of Life” (1934, John M. Stahl)

Mar. 20: “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break” (1941, Edward Kline, with W.C. Fields) and “Cobra Woman” (1944, Robert Siodmak)

Mar. 27: “Winchester 73” (1950, Anthony Mann, with James Stewart and Shelley Winters)

Apr. 3: “The Birds” (1963, Alfred Hitchcock, with Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren)

Apr. 10: “Back to the Future” (1985, Robert Zemeckis)

Apr. 17: “Apollo 13” (1995, Ron Howard)

Apr. 24: “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005, Judd Apatow)

For details on the series, visit this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.