Film and Media Studies

Wednesday Night in Black and White

Croxton Lecturer Ken Howard’66 & the Film and Media Studies Program


Wednesday Night in Black and White: A Film Series

7:00pm 115 Fayerweather Hall (Pruyne)

A film series devoted to directors and actors. A Q&A with Ken Howard will follow each film.

Please join us!

September 19: The Third Man (104 minutes) directed by Carol Reed

September 26: Citizen Kane (119 Minutes) directed by Orson Welles

October 3: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (126 minutes) directed by John Huston

October 10: A Place in the Sun (121 minutes) directed by George Stevens

October 17: Lolita (153 minutes) directed by Stanley Kubrick

October 24: RiFiFi (118 minutes) directed by Jules Dassin

October 31: Young Frankenstein (106 minutes) directed by Mel Brooks

November 7: Rashomon (88 minutes) directed by Akira Kurosawa

November 14: Some Like It Hot (122 minutes) directed by Billy Wilder

November 28: Fail-Safe (112 minutes) directed by Sidney Lumet

December 5: My Darling Clementine (96 minutes) directed by John Ford


Ken Howard ’66 is a stage, film and television actor with a long career of outstanding performances. He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for HBO’s Grey Gardens. In 1970 he won a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play for Child’s Play. He is in his second term as president of the Screen Actors Guild. His Film and Media Studies course The Role and the Self examines acting through the lenses of history and craft. His students read texts that ground them in the context in which the action of a play (or screenplay) lives, and then they incorporate this knowledge into the “doing” or performance of the play (or screenplay).