Magic Lantern


The Magic Lantern Film Society of Cameron University presents the 39th Annual Classic Film Series 2020-2021

All films are DVD presentations, screened at 7:30 p.m. in the venues indicated with masks and social distancing required, and presented FREE though donations are gratefully accepted. These events are made possible in part by the Cameron University Foundation Account for Classic Films. Remember to like us on Facebook.

Upcoming Events

February12, 2021:  Before Sunset 

                                     (U.S. 2004, 120 mins.) - Shown in the McCasland Ballroom

                                      Dir.: Richard Linklater

                                     Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

                                     Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met and spent a day together, they meet again

                                    on Jesse's French book tour.

                                    Our Valentine’s Day offering.

February 26, 2021: Daughters of the Dust 

                                      (U.S. 1991, 112 mins.) - Shown in the Shepler Ballroom

                                      Dir.: Julie Dash

                                     Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rodgers, Barbarao

                                     A family spread across sea islands off the coast of South Carolina gather when members

                                    depart in 1902. A languid look at Gullah culture in one of its last bastions.

                                    Our Black History Month offering.

April 9, 2021: The Searchers

                            (U.S., 1956, 119 mins.) Shown in the Shepler Ballroom

                            Dir.: John Ford

                             Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles

                            A Civil War veteran obsessively journeys to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

                            A story loosely based upon the life of Quannah Parker’s mother and the search to

                            rescue her.

April 23, 2021:  Hugo

                              (U.S. 2011, 126 mins.) - Shown in the Shepler Ballroom

                              Dir.: Martin Scorcese

                              Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

                              A Parisian orphan living in a train station tries to solve a mystery involving his late

                             father and an automaton. Set in 1931.