Welcome to the Tambakos Programs at Merrimack College
The Tambakos Film Collection and the Tambakos Classic Film Series at Merrimack College commemorate the life and passion of alumnus Demmy (Peter) Tambakos ‘74. At the time of his accidental death, Tambakos was an aspiring screenwriter.
To commemorate his friend and colleague, playwright and actor George Furth donated his extensive film collection and an endowment fund to the College. Furth has enjoyed a successful career in Hollywood and on Broadway. He is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and has received two Tony awards.
The Tambakos Classic Film Series and The International Film Series
The Tambakos Film Collection proudly presents a series of classic Hollywood films as part of the Rogers Center for the Arts programming. Approximately 12 films are screened each year, and are preceded by commentary provided by film expert Arny Klayman. These films are open to the public and are free of charge.
To complement the Classic Film Series, the Tambakos Film Collection also co-sponsors with the Girard School of Business and International Commerce a series of International Films. This series is designed to introduce to the students of Merrimack College and the surrounding community to the wonderful world of films from a variety of cultures.
All Films are open to the public and are free of charge Expert commentary starts at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tambakos Film Series
January 22, 2014
“The Birth of a Nation”
165 minutes; 1915
January 29, 2014
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård
136 minutes; 2011
February 26, 2014
Black and White; 118 minutes; 1946 John Mills, Tony Wager, Valerie Hobson
March 12, 2014
Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes
Gaiam/Vivendi; Directed by Leos Carax
Rated R; 115 minutes; 2012
March 26, 2014
“The Strong Man”
Directed by Frank Capra
85 minutes; 1926
April 30, 2014
Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Orson Welles
Directed by John Huston
Not Rated; 115 minutes; 1956
May 14, 2014
Director Richard Boleslawski, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke
Black and White; 108 minutes; 1935
Rogers Center Box Office