Classic & Unknown
local classics film society which exhibits on the second and fourth Saturdays of
each month* at
North Hackett Avenue
at 7:00 p.m.
November 14: THE SEVENTH VEIL (1945)
This film was a sensational box office hit in both England and America
and has remained a well-loved essay in obsession. A sensitive,
musically talented young girl (ANN TODD) is, by a series of
circumstances, forced to live with her brooding second cousin (played
with relish by JAMES MASON). Recognizing her talent at the piano, he
drives her half to madness by bullying her into becoming a great
artist, demanding that she devote her entire life to music. Slowly but
surely he drives her to her breaking point. A superb drama with
all the stops pulled out.
Screenplay by Muriel and Sydney Box. Music by Benjamin
Frankel. Directed by Compton Bennett.
November 28: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
There are no superlatives that have been overlooked in describing
this brilliant musical. Suffice it to say that it was in 1952,
and still remains today, the finest Hollywood musical of them all.
GENE KELLY, DONALD O'CONNOR and DEBBIE REYNOLDS star. FOCUS
has obtained an original Technicolor imbibition print for your
Screenplay by Comden and Green. Directed by Gene Kelly and
... classic American films
you want to see again,
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
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;