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 11: SVENGALI (1931)
The strange story of Trilby and Svengali is told with high art and entertainment. John Barrymore excels as the sinister Svengali giving a truly hypnotic performance. The gorgeous sets were created by the celebrated Anton Grot.
The film has some striking sequences which will stay long in the memory.
February 25: SHANGHAI EXPRESS (1932)
Terrific romantic adventure directed by Josef von Sternberg. A group of disparate people on a journey through China find themselves in the midst of a civil war. Their train is hijacked by the leader of the rebel forces and a group of passengers with very little in common must face this grave danger.
A great film with an equally great cast: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Eugene Pallette and Warner Oland as the warlord. Don't miss this one.
All films begin at 7:00 pm and are shown at Church in the City, 2648 N Hackett Avenue. A donation of $3 each is requested. More information can be found at www.ficoa/biz/focus.htm, or by calling 414-258-6492.
" ... classic American films
distinguished foreign films,
films you've missed,
films you want to see again,
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 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;
and, lastly, it ought to entertain!