When not showing recent blockbusters on Friday and
Saturday nights, Doc Films caters to more esoteric film buffs,
offering a different category of film for each weekday:
The Last War
Dawn Patrol, Edmund Goulding, 1938. The film depicts young
men in a WWI fighter squadron constantly coping with death and
killing. The British airmen fly missions on command as is their
duty, but they also share a professionalism with the German pilots
they battle daily.
Landscape Suicide, James Benning, 1986. Benning explores
locations that have been scarred by murders, intercutting poetic
and quiet landscape shots with haunting portrayals of the murderers
based on court transcripts.
Everyone’s Child, Tsitsi Dangarembga, 1996. Dangarembga
follows the lives of four children orphaned when their parents
die of AIDS-related complications. This 35-mm film shows how a
village eventually recognizes its responsibility for the orphans
when one of them dies accidentally.
Mountains of the Moon, Bob Rafelson, 1990. Partially based
on journals, Mountains chronicles Victorian explorer Sir Richard
Francis on his explorations through Africa, focusing on the man
and his relationship with fellow explorer John Hanning Speke.
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht, Werner Herzog, 1979. This
eerie remake of F. W. Murnau’s silent horror classic relates the
story of a man who ignores his wife’s premonitions and travels
from his small town in 1850s Germany to close a real-estate deal
with the bald, pale, and fragile-looking Count Dracula.