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.
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.
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,
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;