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 p.m.
April 27: The Truth about Spring (1965)
What a charmer this little gem is! This delightful film came out of nowhere in 1965 and has a reputation for being one of the most romantic "young love" movies of them all. But don't think for a moment that you will be watching mere sentimental mush. This is a hilarious high adventure about conman John Mills and his tomboy daughter Hayley Mills who scour the seven seas in search of the easy life. A brilliant supporting cast includes Lionel Jeffries, Niall McGinnis and James MacArthur.
Color by Technicolor. Screenplay by James Lee Barrett. Directed by Richard Thorpe.
May 11: Fanny by Gaslight (1944)
Interesting drama in which a young girl (Phyllis Calvert) returns home from a boarding school and begins to learn some unpleasant truths about her family. One of England's celebrated "Gainsborough" dramas which were extremely popular with the public. James Mason is a rake and a rascal. Stewart Granger is the handsome gentleman.
Directed by Anthony Asquith. Designed by John Bryan.
May 25: Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
James Garner, Joan Hackett, and Walter Brennan star in the funniest western comedy ever done. If you haven't seen this wonderful picture in awhile, you really owe it to yourself to take it in. Jack Elam and Bruce Dern round out a fine cast.
Written by Willaim Bowers. Directed by Burt Kennedy.
" ... 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."
In the deathless words of Lena Lamont (played by Jean Hagen in Singing in the Rain), "If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel our hard work ain't been in vain for nothing."
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;