Library Film Series Summer & Fall 2023 Schedule
The BYU Library Film Series presents our summer and fall schedule.
All films start at 7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1.
Admission is free.
Each May we celebrate James Stewart’s birthday.
Arrive early, at 6:30, to enjoy a presentation on James Stewart by curator Ben Harry on the collberation between James Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock.
This year we’re showing the Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo.
This film was shot on location in San Francisco.
It was the first film to use the zoom dolly to create a disorientating effect for viewers.
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963
A group of strangers fight tooth and nail as they race to find a buried treasure.
Director Stanley Kramer followed his Oscar winning film Judgement at Nuremburg with this harebrained comedy.
The film features a huge list of stars including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Provine and many more.
Shaggy Dog 1959
Only an act of bravery can save a boy cursed by an ancient spell that turns him into a shaggy dog. It doesn’t help that his father is a retired postal worker who hates dogs. The Shaggy Dog was the second highest grossing film of 1959.
The Philadelphia Story 1940
Katharine Hepburn, who had been labeled “Box Office Poison,” revitalized her career and established herself as a Hollywood icon with this film.
Called a “furiously witty comedy of manners,” it frequently appears on lists of great American films.
James Stewart won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
To Catch A Thief 1955
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in the story of a retired burglar who is accused of returning to a life of crime. The only way for him to clear his name is to catch the actual thief.
This film is credited with launching Hollywood’s love of horror films. Bela Lugosi plays the title role. The film takes Dracula from Transylvania to London, where the vampire hopes to spend his days in polite society and his nights hunting for victims.
This film is a thriller, a romance, and a comedy all in one. Released in 1963, the film stars Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.
Filmed on location in Paris, with a soundtrack by Henry Mancini and a strong screenplay, it is a great example of mid-century films.
It’s A Wonderful Life 1946
Every few years we screen James Stewart’s personal film copy of It’s A Wonderful Life.
Curator Ben Harry will bring Stewart’s film out of the vault and share it with the public for one screening.