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MAY 2016

Theatre of Blood (1973) SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES THURSDAY, MAY 26, 7 P.M.

HARRY RANSOM CENTER

Vincent Price stars in Theatre of Blood (1973), a cult classic about a maligned actor who invites all of his worst critics to an abandoned theater and kills them off one-by-one in the manner of Shakespearean tragedies. Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts Eric Colleary introduces the film. Runtime 104 minutes, rated R.

Attendees may enter to win a copy of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and a DVD version of The Tempest.


JUNE 2016

FILM (1965) and NOTFILM (2015)SUMMER FILM SERIES THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 7 P.M.

Samuel Beckett's sole film project, FILM (1965), starred Buster Keaton and was directed by Alan Schneider. Recently restored, FILM will be followed by NOTFILM, a feature-length experimental essay on FILM. The Ransom Center houses significant Beckett holdings including the original manuscript of Watt. FILM runtime 22 minutes. NOTFILM runtime 128 minutes.

Attendees may enter to win a Ransom Center moleskin notebook and The Complete Short Prose 1929–1989 by Samuel Beckett.


"Vaudeville and Vitaphone" SUMMER FILM SERIES THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 7 P.M.

In the early days of talkies, Warner Brothers hired some of the top variety stars of the day to create "living sound" recordings of their acts. This "Vaudeville and Vitaphone" series of rarely-seen short films breathes life into the extensive vaudeville collections at the Ransom Center.


JULY 2016

Frida (2002) SUMMER FILM SERIES THURSDAY, JULY 14, 7 P.M.

Salma Hayek stars as Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida, directed by Julie Taymor. The Ransom Center's art collection includes Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, which is currently on view. Runtime 123 minutes, rated R.

Attendees may enter to win a copy of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera and a set of Artists Notecards featuring Frida Kahlo.


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