Film/STILL 1959

Film/STILL 1959

1959: A Golden Year for the Silver Screen
Thursday, May 8, 2014 7pm - Opening introduction and multimedia presentation by
Melinda Barlow Ph.D., Associate Professor of Film Studies, CU Boulder
Co-Programmer of 1959 Film Festival


To kick off the 1959 Film Festival and to introduce Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959), the American Film Institute’s number-one comedy of all time, professor Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., will offer a multimedia presentation exploring the major fears, dreams, issues, and events that shaped the tumultuous ’50s. From the postwar hope for peace and prosperity to the growing fear of communist infiltration, from images of sexual and racial repression to the first stirrings of social change, the 1950s were an extraordinary decade that left an enduring imprint on American film.


Single film-$12 public; $10 Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Film Society members
1959 Film Festival pass: $55 public; $45 Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Film Society members

1959 Film Festival
Thursday, May 8–Sunday, May 11, 2014

Films and Events in Program...

  • Film/Still 1959 All Access Pass

    Film/Still 1959 All Access Pass

    Buy the full pass to all the films and events! 1959 Film Festival pass: $55 public; $45 Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Film Society members... more
  • Film/Still: Some Like it Hot

    Film/Still: Some Like it Hot

    USA , 1959 , 122 min.
    Director: Billy Wilder One Night Only. Thurs May 8th at 7pm. Opening introduction and multimedia presentation by Melinda Barlow Ph.D., Associate Professor of Film Studies, CU Boulder Co-Programmer of 1959 Film Festival When musicians Jerry and Joe accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, ... more
  • Film/STILL: The Hudsucker Proxy

    Film/STILL: The Hudsucker Proxy

    USA , 1994 , 111 min.
    Director: Joel and Ethan Coen One Screening Only. Friday, May 9th at 7pm. The Coen brothers deliver a screwball comedy gem about mail clerk Norville Barnes, (Tim Robbins) who falls into good -- or bad? -- luck when he becomes the CEO of a successful business. The evil Sidney J. Mussberger (Paul Newman) chooses Barnes s... more
  • Film/STILL: Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Film/STILL: Plan 9 from Outer Space

    USA , 1959 , 78 min.
    Director: Edward Wood Jr. One Night Only. Friday, May 9th at 9:30pm After the embarrassing failure of the first eight plans, a group of evil aliens enacts plan nine -- resurrecting the dead to take over the Earth. Bela Lugosi makes his final film appearance -- along with Vampira, Tor Johnson, Criswell and a chiropr... more
  • Film/STILL: Shadows

    Film/STILL: Shadows

    USA , 1959 , 81 min.
    Director: John Cassavetes One Screening Only. Saturday, May 10th at 2pm. This film marks John Cassavetes's directorial debut. Benny (Ben Carruthers) is enmeshed in Manhattan's beat scene. His sister, Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), whose light skin sets her apart from her black siblings, is about to fall deep in love. Hugh ... more
  • Film/STILL: North by Northwest

    Film/STILL: North by Northwest

    USA , 1959 , 136 min.
    Director: Alfred Hitchcock One Screening Only, Saturday, May 10th at 4pm. What if everyone around you was suddenly convinced that you were a spy? This classic from master director Alfred Hitchcock stars Cary Grant as an advertising executive who looks a little too much like someone else and is forced to go on the la... more
  • Film/STILL: The 400 Blows

    Film/STILL: The 400 Blows

    France , 1959 , 99 min.
    Director: François Truffaut One Night Only. Saturday, May 10th at 7:30pm. After young Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) runs away, life on the streets of Paris leads to nothing but trouble and guilt in this gritty feature film debut from legendary director François Truffaut. Though he turns to petty crime to survive, Antoi... more
  • Film/STILL: In Cold Blood

    Film/STILL: In Cold Blood

    USA , 1967 , 134 min.
    Director: Richard Brooks One Screening Only. Sunday, May 11th at 2pm. Based on Truman Capote's nonfiction novel of the same name and filmed in the house where the real-life incident occurred, this chilling tale follows two drifters (Robert Blake and Scott Wilson) who allegedly murder a rich Kansas family and flee ... more
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