Films: Old, Classic & Unknown on Saturdays

is the local classics film society which exhibits on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month* at 

2648 North Hackett Avenue 

starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

February 28: WHITE HEAT (1949) 

 

JAMES CAGNEY stars in what is perhaps his most intense performance ever. He plays a psychotic, mother-obsessed gangster, a sociopath par excellence. Brilliantly made, this suspenseful masterpiece will never be far from your memory after seeing it. EDMUND O’BRIEN, MARGARET WYCHERLYand VIRGINIA MAYO co-star.

Directed by Raoul Walsh. Music by Max Steiner.

 

March 14, 2015:  NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN

This 1946 study of a ne'er-do-well playboy was titled THE RAKE'S PROGRESS in England where it was made.  An excellent film, it stars REX HARRISON and LILLI PALMER both of whom give brilliant  performances as a user and the used.  It was an astonishing success in England and also a great success in the USA, and it established the great mvie-making team of Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder..  Here is a rare opportunity to see one of the jewels of the golden age of British cinema.

Screenplay by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat.  Music by William Alwyn.  Photographed by Wilkie Cooper.  Directed by SIdney Gilliat.

 

 

March 28, 2015:  THE BICYCLE THIEF
We are indeed proud to presnt one of the true masterpieces of world cinema, de Sica's beautiful, simple, compelling film about a poor man and his son, THE BICYCLE THIEF.  This is what the cinema was once capable of when it was in the hands of artists.  It also could not be more timely today.  In Italian, with English subtitles.
Written by Cesar Zavattini.  Directed by Vittorio de Sica.

 

 

April 11, 2015:  GILDERSLEEVE ON BROADWAY
That delightful windbag, Throckmorton P Gildersleeve, is back on our screen in one of those delightful B films starring HAL PEARY.  This extremely amusing farce also enjoys the talents of BILLIE BURKE as a ditzy, much-married socialite.  Great fun for old time radio fans...and everyone else.
Screenplay by Robert E Kent.  Directed by Gordon Douglas.

 

and coming soon:

,THE MOUSE ON THE MOON, THE WESTERNER, THE GREAT CHASE

 

" ... classic American films,

distinguished foreign films,

films you've missed,

films you want to see again,

and films

you may never have had the opportunity to see."

 

 

The role of a film society has several elements:

to offer a large part of the literature of film;

to provide a venue for film study and discussion;

to educate; 

to revive well-known but little-seen classics;

to provide some historical background related to motion pictures;

to introduce a new audience to films that are little-known to most followers of films;