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
July 17, 2013
“The Notorious Landlady”
The Notorious Landlady is a 1962 comedy/mystery American film starring Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, and Fred Astaire. The film was directed by Richard Quine, with a script by Blake Edwards and Larry Gelbart. 1962. 123 Minutes.
August 7, 2013
“From Here to Eternity”
Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr, Ernest Borgnine; Directed by Fred Zinnemann Black and White; Not Rated; 118 minutes; 1953
This World War II drama chronicles the lives and loves of soldiers on an army base in Honolulu just days before the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Based on the best selling novel by James Jones, this simmering drama includes actual footage of the surprise Japanese attack.
August 21, 2013
“Inherit the Wind”
Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly; Directed by Stanley Kramer Black and White; Not Rated; 117 minutes; 1960
This is a fictionalization of the real-life trial of John T. Scopes in the hot summer of 1925. The trial pitted Darwin’s evolutionary theories against the accepted text of religion. The film is a masterpiece of casting with Spencer Tracy as Clarence Darrow and Fredric March as William Jennings Bryan.