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February 19, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM | Chazen Auditorium
USA, 2004, 35mm, 142 min.
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
In the third film in the series, Harry Potter fears the new threat of Sirius Black, a traitorous murderer who escaped from the magical prison Azkaban––and happens to have a personal vendetta against the young wizard hero. Along with the excellent additions of Gary Oldman and Emma Thompson to the cast, Cuarón brings a tone of darkness and dread to the youthful mysteries at Hogwarts, marking a lasting shift for the franchise in one of its best entries. The Prisoner of Azkaban also contains the third and last of John Williams’ original scores for the saga. (MS)
In a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has established himself as the best-known movie music composer of all time. Our Sunday afternoon series for February-May takes us from Williams’ jazzy origins in 60s comedies and capers to his iconic orchestral scores for some of the biggest blockbusters from the 70s onward, including several key pairings with Williams’ most celebrated collaborator, director Steven Spielberg. Please note: While Lucasfilm is currently not licensing the first six chapters of the Star Wars saga for theatrical viewing, a prelude to this series will be offered on Sunday, January 29 when we present a screening of the Williams-scored Star Wars: The Force Awakens as part of the Best of 3-D series in our regular venue, 4070 Vilas Hall.
Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen, a collaboration between Cinematheque and the Chazen Museum of Art, presents archival and feature films curated by Cinematheque director Jim Healy. Screenings are free and begin at 2 p.m. There will be no admittance to the Auditorium after the film has started.