2010 Alumni Fall Film Series, Part 8 of 8: The Postman Always Rings Twice

7:00 PM  - 9:30 PM
Wednesday Nov 10, 2010
John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD), Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Join us for the 2010 Fall Alumni Film Series named "Global Justice" happening 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 22-Nov. 10. The eighth and final film of the series is based on James M. Cain's novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice. Frank Chambers is a drifter who finds himself employed at a roadhouse run by Nick Smith.  Although Chambers tries to stay away from Smith's young wife, Cora, she eventually seduces him and convinces him to help her murder her husband for his insurance money.  Frank and Cora commit the murder, but are arrested shortly thereafter.  Their unscrupulous lawyer helps them to beat the charge, however, they eventually, and unexpectedly, end up paying for their crime.

Global Justice participants will see eight films selected by Star Tribune critic Colin Covert '74 that take an international look at how films depict justice in various cultures, environments, and political frameworks.  The films for the series include: The Bicycle Thief (9/22), The Verdict (9/29), Incident at Oglala (10/6), The Castle (10/13), In the Name of the Father (10/20), Midnight Express (10/27), Crimes and Misdemeanors (11/3), The Postman Always Rings Twice (11/10).

The registration fee for the film series is $40 per person for the entire series or $5 per person for each film.  Register online here

Questions? Contact the alumni office via email.

Contact: Alumni Office,

This event is for: Alumni and Staff

Sponsored By: Alumni Office

Categories: Alumni Events