Film Class

Film Class with Ian McIver

Film Class was created to provide a forum for nurturing a deeper understanding of film culture and to keep the tradition of the film-going experience alive here in the Napa Valley. This series was created by Ian McIver, who moderates each class. 

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm 
Tickets $10 at the door.

November  Film Class: 

Films of Jack Nicholson

Film Class is made possible by your continued financial support through the Cameo Cinema Foundation.

11.1  One Flew Over
the Cuckoo's Nest

1975 R 2h 9m Blu-ray/DVD

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Ratched. Milos Forman's masterpiece won all five major Oscars.


Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Brad Dourif, Sydney Lassick, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Director Milos Forman

11.8 The Pledge


2001 R 2h 3m DVD

Homicide detective Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) is on the eve of retirement when he gets a call that changes everything. A young girl has been murdered, and Black takes the case, promising the distraught parents he'll see it through to the end. Robin Wright co-stars as Black's companion, a single, working-class mother who can't divine the obsessive streak that makes him tick. Sean Penn directs this psychological thriller.


Jack Nicholson, Dale Dickey, Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Tom Noonan, Robin Wright, Vanessa Redgrave, Mickey Rourke, Sam Shepard, Lois Smith, Harry Dean Stanton, Costas Mandylor, Michael O'Keefe, Eileen Ryan, Patricia Clarkson

Director Sean Penn

11.15 The Passenger

1975 PG-13 2h 6m DVD

Correspondent David Locke -- on assignment to cover an insurrection in North Africa -- stumbles upon the corpse of an acquaintance and decides to assume the dead man's identity, not knowing that he was a gunrunner for the insurgents.


Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff, Ambroise Bia, José María Caffarel, James Campbell, Manfred Spies, Jean-Baptiste Tiemele

Director Michelangelo Antonioni

11.29  Chinatown

1974 R 2h 10m Blu-ray/DVD

With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks and gets his nose slashed for his trouble in director Roman Polanski's complex neonoir classic.


Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, Darrell Zwerling, Diane Ladd, Roy Jenson, Roman Polanski, Richard Bakalyan


Roman Polanski