The second-to-last film John Woo directed in the United States before returning to mainland China to make historical epics, Windtalkers (2002, 134 minutes) was roundly criticized on its release for focusing a film ostensibly about Navajo code talkers in World War II on the white soldier (played by Nicolas Cage) responsible for protecting their lives overseas. But Woo, as always, is more attentive to image than narrative, and throughout the film pays homage to the great American mythmaker John Ford in an intentional, often breathtaking study of landscape and personal redemption (including a staggering recreation of the June 1944 Battle of Saipan). In the words of critic Andrew O’Hehir, the movie “might be better understood as an ingenious but limited meditation on masculinity in the movies, a memorable work of pure cinema whose resemblance to the real world is coincidental.”

Celebrate the end of the semester with a movie this Friday (May 3) in CERIA 365 at 7:00 pm.

Free and open to all UNM students. Enter CERIA through the front door by the fountain.

Film & Digital Arts Movie Night

Film & Digital Arts Movie Night

Twenty years after its debut in theaters, The Matrix remains an exhilarating experience, not simply an homage to cyberpunk novels and Hong Kong martial arts films but a technical marvel of truly inventive filmmaking. Directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski drew...

Film & Digital Arts Movie Night

Film & Digital Arts Movie Night

Louis Kahn designed the Kimbell Art Museum’s original building—a landmark of modern architecture—that opened in Fort Worth in 1972, six years after Dallas mayor J. Erik Jonsson articulated his “Goals for Dallas” in an effort to improve the city’s...

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