Crime Film Series

September 13, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Murphy Seminar Room

Crime Film Series: Heavenly Creatures

Two girls who are close friends share a love offantasy and literature. Their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense,separate them, and the girls take their violent revenge. At turns eerie andwistful, the film is based on the notorious real-life childhood experience ofcrime novelist Anne Perry. (Peter Jackson, New Zealand, 1994, 108 min.)


October 11, 2011,7:00 p.m., Murphy Seminar Room

Crime Film Series: Badlands

Young couple Kit and Holly hit the road afterkilling her father and make their way towards the Badlands of Montana, leavinga trail of dispassionate and seemingly random murders. Based on the Starkweather-Fugatemurders from 1958. (Terrence Malick, USA, 1973, 94 min.)


February 7, 2012,7:00 p.m., Murphy Seminar Room

Crime Film Series: M

When the police in a German city are unable to catch achild-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. A classic psychologicalthriller, the film blends sharp social commentary with harrowing suspense.(Fritz Lang, Germany, 1931, 110 min.)


 March 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m., Murphy Seminar Room

Crime Film Series: Shoot the Piano Player

In a playful homage to the classic American gangster film, ahapless pianist at a jazz club and his girlfriend become pawns in a dangerousgame. (Francois Truffaut, France, 1960, 92 min.)