The 6th Annual Northfield Summer Film Festival

This year’s theme: Film Noir

Following a one-year construction hiatus, the annual Elder Collegium/Carleton College Summer Film Festival is returning to Northfield. The theme for 2018 is Film Noir (explained here), with an international approach. All films are free and open to the public, on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 at Carleton’s Weitz Center (Union and 3rd Streets), beginning on July 10. Here’s the schedule:

             July 10                       July 17                      July 24                         July 31

American, 1944

British, 1949

American, 1950

French, 1967








Seminar class: In connection with the above films, the Elder Collegium is again offering a course of seminars, each given at 9:30 – 11:30 the following morning and led by the presenter of the week’s film.

Comments from past seminar students:

• As always, the discussions after the films are the most interesting. I am always surprised at the many opinions that people have concerning any scene in a film.

• I thoroughly enjoyed the classroom presentations where I learned so much more about each film, its director, and interesting details about film making. I am finding that I watch films now with a greater appreciation as I notice things I hadn’t paid much attention to before.