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.
PASSPORT TO PIMLICO (1949)
When classic British films are discussed the famous Ealing Comedies are sure to get mentioned. These delightfully quirky glimpses of British foibles and genial defiance were a mainstay in cinemas during the late 1940s and early 1950s. The first Ealing comedy that took the world byu storm was PASSPORT TO PIMLICO in 1949. The screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke tells the story of how a previously unexploded bomb in the London suburb of Pimlico reveals a hidden underground cavern and in that cavern are ancient documents - still legally binding - that this parcel of land actually belongs to Burgundy. When the Pimlico locals defy Whitehall and assume their new nationality as Frenchmen all hell breaks loose.
September 26, 2015
THE KENNEL MURDER CASE (1933)
Screenplay by Robert Lee, Peter Milne and Robert Presnell, Sr, from the novel by S.S. Van Dine. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
Screenplay and Direction by Orson Welles. Music by Angelo Lavagnino. Photographed by Edmund Richard.
" ... 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;
July 22, 2015