The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive plans a series of films showcasing the directing of Howard Hawks. Hawks’ career began in 1926 with “The Road to Glory,” with Carole Lombard in a bit part, and ended in 1920 with “Rio Lobo,” starring John Wayne and Jennifer O’Neill. Over his 44-year career as a director, Hawks delivered every type of genre, from comedies, to westerns, to war epics, to films noir. He has become an important inspiration to directors who express themselves in many different ways and genres — such as Martin Scorcese and Steven Spielberg.
The Pacific Film Archive, located on the University of California-Berkeley campus, calls the festival “Howard Hawks: The Measure of Man.” The schedule of Hawks’ films, which begins on Friday, January 13, 2012 with “The Crowd Roars,” from 1932, and ends on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 with “El Dorado,” also includes such Hawks classics as “Scarface (1932),” “Bringing Up Baby (1938),” “His Girl Friday, (1940)” and other wonderful films. For more information, click the following link: http://tinyurl.com/78zj7tc