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.

 

 

November 22nd

November 22, 2014: ODD MAN OUT (1947)
One of the greatest classics of the British cinema, this superb film details the final hours in the life of an IRA gunman (a superb portrayal by James Mason) who is wounded after a bank robbery attempt.  Hiding from place to place to avoid capture, the life slowly ebbing away from him due to loss of blood, he meets a number of fascinating characters, some who try to help and some who try to hinder.  This is a film that every lover of movies should see.
Screenplay by R.C. Sheriff and F.L. Green.  Music by William Alwyn.  Photographed by Robert Krasker. Directed by Carol Reed.

 

 

December 13th  (Only one December program; Merry Christmas!)

December 13:  Somerset Maugham's TRIO 

Here is another engaging, biting, yet charming compendium of three Somerset Maugham short stories, called "TRIO", made in Britain in 1950.  A stellar cast includes JEAN SIMMONS, MICHAEL RENNIE, FINLAY CURRIE, NIGEL PATRICK, JAMES HAYTER and many other great names in this wonderfully entertaining film.  A few years back we screened Maugham's "QUARTET" which our audiences loved; you will certainly find this one equally enjoyable and memorable.
 
Screenplay by R.C. Sheriff and Noel Langley.  Music by John Greenwood.  Photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth and Reginald Wyer.  Directed by Ken Annakin and Harold French.

 

" ... 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;

 

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