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Film At SMC

Unless otherwise noted, all film screenings are FREE.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month:
La Corona Screening and Talk
Isabel Vega
Filmmaker who made Oscar-nominated La Corona with Amanda Micheli will screen and talk about the documentary, which explores the lives of women in prison in Bogotá, Columbia, through a unique beauty pageant. Though accused as criminals, the women are also victims who face and must counter extreme poverty and profound abuse, and who will do what they need to do to survive. Ironically, life inside the prison is better—and safer—for many of these women than life on the outside. The presentation is in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing Hispanic and Latino American heritage and culture. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (, SMC Office of Public Programs, and SMC Latino Center/Adelante Program.
Thu, October 9 | 11:15am | Free | Art 214

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Samuel Fuller Film Series
Join us for a thought-provoking film series focusing on the life and works of American screenwriter, director, crime reporter, and soldier Samuel Fuller, the audacious visionary renowned for his low-budget genre movies with controversial themes. Special guest Samantha Fuller, the filmmaker’s daughter, will introduce the films and join the audience discussion after each screening. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (

The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera
Documentary about Samuel Fuller produced by the British Film Institute features rare footage of Fuller, an interview with him conducted by Tim Robbins, and commentary by Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, and Quentin Tarantino. Year released: 1996. Director: Adam Simon. Q&A with SMC Political Science Professor Alan Buckley, SMC Film Studies Professor Salvador Carrasco, SMC Film Studies Professor Josh Kanin, and SMC Philosophy Professor Steven Kaufman.
Fri, December 5 | 2:30pm | Free | HSS 165

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Pickup on South Street
Cold War spy thriller blending Red-Scare hysteria with gumshoe drama is set in motion when a pickpocket steals a wallet and finds it contains a microfilm of top-secret government information. Year released: 1953. Director: Samuel Fuller. Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and Thelma Ritter. Q&A with SMC Political Science Professor Alan Buckley and SMC Philosophy Professor Steven Kaufman.
Fri, December 5 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165

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White Dog
Film shelved by the studio for more than a decade for its highly provocative investigation of American racism presented in the context of an African American dog handler attempting to tame an animal trained to kill black people. Year released: 1982. Director: Samuel Fuller. Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, and Jameson Parker. Q&A with SMC Film Studies Professor Salvador Carrasco.
Sat, December 6 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165

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The Big Red One
To honor America’s veterans on Pearl Harbor Day, we offer Fuller’s World War II epic, which recollects his own experiences as a member of the US Army 1st Infantry—the “Big Red One”—in North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. Year released: 1980 (the 2005 reconstructed version will be screened). Director: Samuel Fuller. Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, and Bobby Di Cicco Q&A with
SMC Film Studies Professor Josh Kanin.
Sun, December 7 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165
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