In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Harold and Maude (1971)
The French Connection (1971)
The Graduate (1967)

Film Series

And the Award Goes To…

The morning after the Oscars, the question always lingers: who really deserved the big prize? Whether history deems the Academy’s decision a bullseye or a bust, the Best Picture award has always been a telling indicator of the industry’s disposition and self-image. In this series, we’ll look at two pairs of classics (a film that won Best Picture, a film that didn’t) from two vital years in American cinema to see what they reveal about that cultural moment and the award’s legacy.

Each screening in this series will be introduced by Paul Wright, Ph.D.

In the Heat of the Night
Monday, January 27 · 7:15
The Graduate
Monday, February 3 · 7:15
The French Connection
Monday, February 10 · 7:15
Harold and Maude
Monday, February 17 · 7:15