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.

 

 

January 10, 2015:   REBECCA (1940)

To honor its 75th anniversary, the FOCUS film society brings you this ever-youthful, ever marvellous romantic classic directed by Alfred Hitchcock. LAURENCE OLIVIER and JOAN FONTAINE headline a superb cast which includes GEORGE SANDERS, GLADYS COOPER, LEO G CARROLL and C AUBREY SMITH.

Screenplay by Robert Sherwood and Joan Fonatine, from the novel by Daphne DuMaurier. Photographed by George Barnes. Music by Franz Waxman. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

 

 

January 24:   THE DAYS OF THRILLS AND LAUGHTER (1961)

We love showing these wonderful Robert Youngson compilation films honoring the great silent comedians. In the past we screened the first two he did, now we show the third one. Our print was Mr Youngson’s personal print of his film and it is in pristine condition. An extremely enjoyable look at what made silent comedies and thrill pictures so endlessly entertaining.

 

 

February 14:   KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR (1937)

This classic romantic drama of the Russian Revolution is one of the most popular films of its kind ever made. A tremendous cast is headed by MARLENE DIETRICH and ROBERT DONAT. For those of you who haven’t seen this one in awhile, or who have never seen it, you are in for a real cinematic treat.

Directed by Jacques Feyder. Photographed by Harry Stradling. Music by Miklos Rozsa.

 

 

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.

 

 

and coming soon:

GILDERSLEEVE ON BROADWAY, THE MOUSE ON THE MOON, THE WESTERNER, THE GREAT CHASE and NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN

 

" ... 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;