Central Library, Meeting Room 302
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30 pm
Join Central Library's Cinesthesia group for Nagisa Oshima's 1983 film, which stars rock legend David Bowie as a British soldier who arrives at a Japanese prison camp during World War II.
Friday, Dec. 5, 6:30 pm
As part of an ongoing presentation of cult classics, the cinephiles at Pinney Library screen the excellent 1984 film featuring aliens, teenage punks and crazy car chases.
4070 UW Vilas Hall
Friday, Dec. 5, 7 pm
UW Cinematheque hosts the Madison premiere of the final film by French auteur Alain Resnais. An adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn's play, this comedy centers on three couples that invite a friend to join their theater troupe when they discover he has just a few months to live. In addition to celebrating a dying man's life, the film commemorates Resnais' powerful imagination with surreal flourishes.
UW Union South Marquee Theater
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1-5 pm
The UW's celebration of Polish filmmakers continues with free screenings of Jack Strong (1 pm), about a spy who knows the secrets behind the Warsaw Pact, and Life Feels Good (3 pm), in which a young man with cerebral palsy tries to get his friends to understand him better.