From the late great Ray Harryhausen, this old-school sword and sandal epic mines Greek mythology for its story and fleshes it out with charmingly archaic stop-motion animation. Harry Hamlin (Mad Men) stars as Perseus, a mortal on a quest to battle Medusa and the Kraken monster so he can save Princess Andromeda. Great campy fun! (Desmond Davis; 1981; 118 min)
Picked by: Dorinda Sankey, Director of Administration and Marketing.
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, filmmaker Richard Linklater has created a groundbreaking coming-of-age story as seen through the eyes of a boy – who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.
This moody, poetic film from Terrence Malick is about a hot-tempered farm laborer who convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. (Terence Malick; USA; 1978; 94 min) Picked by: Chris Smalley, Director of operations.
Essential Cinema: All Seats $2 Set in a small Italian coastal village during the time of fascism, this Oscar winner is a loose collection of Fellini's boyhood memories and fantasies framed by the seasons.
A visual feast, this Soviet art film was acclaimed for its non-linear blending of history, poetry, and Armenian folklore. It was not seen internationally until 1977. (Sergei Paradjanov; Soviet Union; 1969; 90 min)