In Zulu, a small troop of British soldiers defends an African mission fortress against a seemingly endless onslaught of Zulu warriors

The UW Cinematheque is continueing with its series honoring director Cy Endfield and presenting two more special programs. Every movie shown October 16-18 will be screened via 35mm film.

On Friday, October 16, they will salute the talented-but-little-known Endfield by showing his best known film, the 1964 action epic Zulu. An original 35mm IB Technicolor print will be shown. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Brian Neve, author of the new book The Many Lives of Cy Endfield. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the screening.

On Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m., UW Cinematheque will present a special program in collaboration with the UW’s Center for European Studies that pays tribute to Dante’s Divine Comedy. First, Stan Brakhage’s The Dante Quartet, followed by one of cinema’s first feature-length films, the Italian production L’Inferno. The program will include a special introduction by Professors Patrick Rumble and Jelena Todorović from the Department of French and Italian. L’Inferno will feature live piano accompaniment by David Drazin.

Friday and Saturday evening programs screen in our regular venue, 4070 Vilas Hall.

“35mm Forever,” the Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen Museum of Art series for this fall, continues on October 18 with one of the funkiest films of the 1970s, Brian DePalma’s musical-horror pastiche, Phantom of the Paradise. A superb 35mm print from 20th Century Fox will screen in the auditorium of the Chazen Museum of Art.

The UW Cinematheque has added a special free preview screening of the new film Spotlight. After its premiere screenings at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals last month, the critically acclaimed Spotlight has been much-discussed as a year-end awards-contender. The screening will take place, Wednsday, October 28, 7 p.m., at the Marquee Theater at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street. Spotlight is co-presented by the Cinematheque and WUD Film.