Written & Directed by Joseph Mankiewicz. Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter,George Sanders,Celeste Holm,Thelma Ritter,Marilyn Monroe. Sophisticated & cynical look at the life in & around the theater. 6 Oscars include Best Picture,Director,Screenplay & Supporting Actor.
Speaker: Jack Viertel, Broadway theater producer & artistic director Encores! at NY City Center
Directed by Sam Wood. Starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan. Superb biography of baseball star, Lou Gehrig. Powerful and emotional final sequence.
Speaker: Richard Sandomir, obituaries writer The New York Times & author of "The Pride of the Yankees:Lou Gehrig,Gary Cooper,and the making of a classic". Book signing after screening
Directed by Carol Reed. Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton. Mysterious man in post-WW II Vienna is a bona fide classic with writer Cotton on a manhunt for Welles. Plus the zither rendition of "The Third Man Theme" - just the right touch.
Speaker: Nick Schager, film critic & writer, Slant Magazine, Time-Out New York & The Village Voice.
Directed by Vincente MInelli. Starring Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron. Joyous, original musical built around Gershwin score. Oscars for Best Picture, Story & Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costumes and a special citation to Kelly.
Speaker: Richard Barrios, film historian & author of "Turner Classic Movies Must-See Musicals: 50
show-stopping movies we can't forget", publ Fall 2017
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains,Peter Lorre,Sydney Greenstreet. Everything is right in this WW 2 classic of war-torn Casablanca. 3 Oscars include Best Picture, Director & Screenplay. Often listed as the best movie of all time!
Speaker: Noah Isenberg,director, Screen Studies program, New School,NYC & author of "We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend & Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie" .Book signing after screening.
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw,Richard Dreyfus. New England shore community terrorized by shark attacks -- and your summer at the beach will never be the same. 3 Oscars including that now-famous John Williams' score.
Speaker: Michael Cramer, professor, film history, Sarah Lawrence College