Remember (I): Forgotten Films in the History of Cinema

Remember (I): Forgotten Films in the History of Cinema

Remember Film Series (Still from Experiment in Terror)

During the months of October and November 2016, the UGR Cinema Club will screen six films as part of the series Remember (I): Forgotten Films in the History of Cinema (Recuerda (I). Grandes películas olvidadas de la historia del cine).

The history of film is replete with examples of exceptional films and even masterpieces that were simply down on their luck. For diverse reasons, but mainly because the timing of their release was not ideal, many were subsequently pushed into the background and, eventually, forgotten.

The series Remember (I) aims to awaken the University community's and the public’s interest in films which, despite their intrinsic quality and artistic value, have undeservedly been overlooked and forgotten within the seventh art. By presenting these films to new generations, the series endeavours to ensure the lack of awareness regarding them is no longer perpetuated.

To mark the first edition of this series, the Club has chosen three actors from classical Hollywood cinema and three significant dates: Olivia De Havilland and Kirk Douglas; both of whom turn 100 this year, and Glenn Ford; with 2016 marking the centenary anniversary of his birth.

Most of us will recall De Havilland breathing life into the character of Scarlet O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, but will struggle when it comes to recalling her dazzling performance in the masterly The Heiress or in the claustrophobic The Snake Pit. Who remembers, for that matter, that gem from the 1960s Lonely are the Brave which, apart from being an exceptional western, is Kirk Douglas’s favourite film? Most of us will also recall Glenn Ford in the legendary Gilda, but are yet to discover his outstanding performance in the fantastic and atypical western Cowboy or in the superb thriller Experiment in Terror, the latter of which has been a key source of inspiration for countless contemporary films.


Tuesday 18 Oct: The Snake Pit (1948), directed by Anatole Litvak

Friday 21 Oct: The Heiress (1949), directed by William Wyler

Tuesday 25 Oct: Cowboy (1958), directed by Delmer Daves

Friday 4 Nov: Strangers When We Meet (1960), directed by Richard Quine

Tuesday 8 Nov: Experiment in Terror (1962), directed by Blake Edwards

Friday 11 Nov: Lonely are the Brave (1962), directed by David Miller

All of the films will be screened at 21:00 in the Aula Magna lecture theatre in the UGR’s Faculty of Science.