Fall 2018 Schedule

September 24 - "Advise & Consent" (1962)

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

October 1 - "The Big Sleep" (1946)

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

October 15 - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)

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. 

October 29 - "Brief Encounter" ( 1945)

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 

November 5 - " Citizen Kane " ( 1941)

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

November 19 - "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942)

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