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Summer Movie Club

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This Summer...

Coming to a Zoom Meeting Near You...

The UD Department of English and the UD Library, Museums and Press Present...


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Eight Compelling Films, Seven Nights of Discussion

All summer long, come together with your peers and English department faculty to talk about eight entertaining and thought-provoking films. Watch each movie on your own and then join the Zoom meeting to discuss, debate, and dissect!

Summer Movie Club meetings will take place from 8:00–9:00 p.m. according to the calendar below. To join, use your UD credentials (username and password) to log in to the Summer Movie Club Zoom Meeting. Don't forget the popcorn!

Coming Attractions

​June 1: Memento (2000)

Christopher Nolan’s bravura film about a man obsessed with solving a crime despite the fact that he suffers from a rare disorder that makes him unable to form long-term memories


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy about nuclear war features a virtuoso performance by Peter Sellers in three contrasting roles

La Jetée (1962)

Cult-favorite New Wave short subject about a time-travel experiment, later remade by Terry Gilliam as 12 Monkeys

June 29: A Star is Born (1937)

Oscar-nominated blockbuster about a movie star’s decline and his wife’s ascent–the 1937 film inspired three remakes

July 13: Dial M for Murder (1954)

Alfred Hitchcock directs this story of infidelity, blackmail, and murder

July 27: Diabolique (1955)

Classic thriller about two schoolteachers who spiral out of control when the corpse of the man that they have murdered disappears

August 10: Trumbo (2015)

Bryan Cranston stars as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, jailed after refusing to testify before a Congressional investigation into Communist influence in Hollywood

August 24: Suspiria (1977)

Ballet students are terrorized by witches in Dario Argento’s over-the-top horror masterpiece

Each film is available for free via streaming access facilitated by the University of Delaware Library to members of the UD community.

To view each film, click on the titles above. To stream movies on your computer, Chrome and Firefox are recommended, but not Safari. To stream on your smartphone or tablet, download the Kanopy and Swank Media Player apps.

Make sure you use your UD credentials to join the Zoom meeting. If you run into problems, log out of Zoom, restart your device, and log in again using your UD single sign-on.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Peter Feng. Please download and share a Summer Movie Club poster and pamphlet!

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  • Department of English
  • 203 Memorial Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2361