1953, dir. Jean Renoir. Anna Magnani stars as the leading lady of a group of traveling players in 18th Century Peru. Three vie for her affections: her leading man, a bullfighter, and one of Peru's noblemen. When the nobleman presents her with an official coach as a gift, Magnani decides things have gone too far. She donates the coach to the church to be used as a hearse, tells the bullfighter goodbye, and returns to her life in the theater. Theatrical and stylized, one of the great films about acting. Photographer Claude Renoir, Jean's brother, achieves a stunningly colorful effect.Nightly at 7:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 2 pm
Italian, 1989, dir. Giuseppe Tornatore, set in postwar Italy. A young boy is mesmerized by the movie theater in his small town and pursues a friendship with its crusty but warm-hearted projectionist. It's a love song to the art of the cinema.
1996, dir. Milos Forman. First ammendment rights championed by the working class pronographer who founded Hustler magazine. Forman's previous credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Stars Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love.
1955, dir. Joseph Lewis. In this nearly perfect film noir, Richard Conti stars as a gang leader who rules by fear. Cornel Wilde is a zealous cop who is out to get Conti's gang by whatever means necessary, legal or illegal. Then Conti discovers the wrath of a two-timed woman when his wife discovers he is having an affair with a socialite. The final scene of betrayal is a shoot-out in an isolated airplane hangar. There is a sense of fatalism and perverse, erotic violence that exists in few other noir films. With Brian Donlevy, Earl Holliman and Lee Van Cleef as the gang members.Nightly at 7:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 2 pm
1956, dir. Stanley Kubrick. A well-planned and daring race-track robbery goes awry, demonstrating a familiar Kubrick theme of the fallibility of man and his plans. Ex-convict Johnny Clay, a small-time criminal, plots the heist with the assistance of a corrupt cop, the track bartender, the betting window teller, a chess-playing wrestler, and a sharpshooter. The plot develops as fragmented pieces of a puzzle, flashing back to the origins of each gang member's role in the robbery.Nightly at 9:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 4 pm
1997, dir. Robert Young. The cast of A Fish Called Wanda (John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin) together again for a comic adventure at England's Marwood Zoo.
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