Directed by Otto Preminger. Starring Henry Fonda, Don Murray, Charles Laughton, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Gene Tierney, Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith, Paul Ford, Betty White & more." The best movie ever made about American politics."
Speaker: Foster Hirsch, author, film historian & professor, Brooklyn College
Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall. Classic mystery thriller based on Raymond Chandler's 1st novel. Powerhouse direction & unforgettable dialogue. Script by William Faulkner.
Speaker: Jack Viertel,Broadway theater producer & artistic director, Encores! at NY City Center
Directed by Milos Forman. Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher. Ken Kasey's story is a triumph of the human spirit. Winner of all 5 top Oscars: Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director & Screenplay.
Speaker: Nick Schager, film critic & writer, Slant Magazine, Time-Out New York & The Village Voice.
Directed by David Lean. Starring Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway. Two ordinary strangers meet in a train station. Intense & unforgettable.
Speaker: Richard Barrios, film historian & author
Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Joeph Cotton, Everett Sloane, Agnes Moorehead. A film that broke all the rules and invented some new ones. Often listed as the best movie of all time. And Welles was only 25 when he made it.
Speaker: Michael Cramer, professor, film history, Sarah Lawrence College
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston. Cagney wraps up film in a neat little package all his own with dynamic recreation of George M. Cohan's life & times. Won Oscar for his rare & brilliant song & dance performance.
Speaker: Brian Seibert, dance critic & features writer, The New York Times & author of "What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing", pub. 2016