Letter from an Unknown Woman

(1948 / dir. by Max Ophuls / 87 minutes)

Sunday, January 21, 7:00 pm / CERIA 365

Enter through the front door of CERIA, near the elevator.

Based on a novella by Stefan Zweig (the Austrian novelist who inspired Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel), Letter from an Unknown Woman is widely regarded as one of the most elegant and heartbreaking movies ever made about unrequited love. The late, great critic Andrew Sarris once wrote that he had become addicted “to camera movement as an expression of the tyranny of time in the drama of human life,” and Letter from an Unknown Woman—like all of Max Ophuls’ pictures—provides a masterclass in visual storytelling. Joan Fontaine was never better and the magic of the Hollywood studio system quietly conjures the “nervous splendor” of long-lost early 20th century Vienna.

The ninth in a series of historically significant (and always entertaining) film classics, screened every other weekend throughout the semester.

Free and open to all UNM students.

Cinematic Arts Sunday Night Movie

Cinematic Arts Sunday Night Movie

Paul Thomas Anderson’s least watched film since Hard Eight (1997) is his most underrated: a melancholy detective story set in the beachside communities of Los Angeles in 1970, adapted from the novel by Thomas Pynchon.

Movie Mayhem 2018

Movie Mayhem 2018

Movie Mayhem is a fast paced film contest organized by current UNM film students inspired by the 48 hour film festival. It takes place Spring semester the weekend of January 26th, 2018. If you want to spend a weekend making a short film then please fill...

Sunday Night Movie in CERIA

Sunday Night Movie in CERIA

Please note that this week's movie (and all Sunday night movies going forward) will take place in CERIA 365, not at Mesa Del Sol.  Enter through the front door of CERIA, near the elevator. The Crimson Kimono (1959 / dir. by Samuel Fuller / 98 minutes)...

An Evening with Michael McCormick

An Evening with Michael McCormick

Join us Tuesday November 28th at 7pm at the Mesa Del Sol theater for an evening with Michael McCormick, master puppeteer and creature creator!  He will discuss his work on such films as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and Return of the Jedi.   We will watch...

Contact Cinematic Arts

1 + 10 =

How to Apply
Major and Minors
Scholarships

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available through the University: