We hope you get that joke!!! The title of this post is of course an allusion to Mel Brooks’ classic comedy The Producers and it’s too-funny-to-offend feature song “Springtime for Hitler”. The Producers is just one film in the Krasker collection we encourage folks to check out now that spring is upon us.
Remember, current Boston University faculty, staff and students may watch any film in the collection at our screening facility in Mugar Library. Note: we are currently in the process of extending our screening hours past 5pm but right now hours vary so please call ahead at 617-353-8112 before dropping by. Also be sure to bring your BU ID!
Now here’s a few titles sure to put some “spring” in your step!
THE PRODUCERSThe Producers (1968; dir. Mel Brooks) When a down-on-his-luck theatrical producer launches a musical about Hitler what could possibly go wrong? This hysterical showbiz send up stars Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. (Psst! We also have the 2005 musical remake starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick). Forewarning however: it is impossible to watch this film and not sing “Springtime for Hitler” for several days afterwards.
ENCHANTED APRILFor something a little more high brow check out Enchanted April (1992, dir. Mike Newall), which boasts beautiful shots of the Mediterranean countryside and stellar acting chops. Join English tourists Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson and company as they find self-renewal and romance while vacationing at an ancient Italian villa.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAINGet out your umbrella and your dancing shoes and enjoy that musical of musicals, Singin’ in the Rain. Gene Kelly’s iconic romp through the puddles and drench is sure to make those April showers seem all the less dreary.
A TALE OF SPRINGTIMECan’t jet off to France this spring? Then enjoy the next best thing! A Tale of Springtime (1989, Eric Rohmer) is a sly comedy of manners about a precocious young woman’s attempts at playing matchmaker for her already attached (though technically single) father.