This year's films

June 6, 2017 (RAIN DATE - AUGUST 1, 2017)
Easy Living, 1949
Genre:
Drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 17 minutes
Pete Wilson is on top. He is the highest paid professional football player in the league. He has seen other players come and go, but he was MVP last year and the future looks rosy. His wife, Liza, is there for the fame, the money, the good times and does not like those who are washed up. His friend Tim, just retired and accepted a job as head coach at State. But Pete discovers that he has a condition that may end his career and all that he knows is football.
Starring: Victor Mature, Lizabeth Scott, Lucille Ball

June 13, 2017
Carefree, 1938
Genre:
Comedy musical/Romance
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
When lovely singer Amanda Cooper (Ginger Rogers) has trouble accepting the marriage proposals of her beau, Stephen Arden (Ralph Ballamy), he calls upon his psychiatrist friend Dr. Tony Flagg (Fred Astaire) to analyze her. Though Tony initially tries to maintain a typical doctor/patient relationship, it’s not long before he’s falling for Amanda. After a session of hypnosis, Amanda remains stuck in a happy-go-lucky state, leaving her disarmingly footloose and fancy-free.
Starring: Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Ralph Bellamy, Jack Carson, Hattie McDaniel

June 20, 2017 (RAIN DATE - AUGUST 8, 2017)
Lillies of the Field, 1963
Genre:
Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes
In this film, a traveling laborer meets five nuns in the Arizona desert. The appearance of Homer Smith convinces the Mother Superior he is an answer to her prayers. He wins the hearts of the nuns and the thanks of the town, as initial reluctance turns into public acceptance.
Starring: Sidney Poiteir, Lilia Skala

June 27, 2017
The Grand Hotel, 1932
Genre:
Drama/Romance
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
Based on Vicki Baum's novel and produced by Irving Thalberg, this film is about the lavish Grand Hotel in Berlin, a place where "nothing ever happens." That statement proves to be false, however, as the story follows an intertwining cast of characters over the course of one tumultuous day. Greta Garbo is Grusinskaya, a ballerina whose jewels are coveted by Baron von Geigern (John Barrymore), a thief who fancies Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford), a stenographer and the mistress of Preysing (Wallace Beery), businessman boss of Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore), a terminally ill bookkeeper who is under the care of alcoholic physician Dr. Otternschlag (Lewis Stone). Grand Hotel won Best Picture at the 1932 Academy Awards
Starring: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt

July 11, 2017
Camille, 1936
Genre:
Drama/Romance
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Beautiful Marguerite Gauthier (Greta Garbo) lifts herself out of her poverty-stricken upbringing by becoming the enchanting “Lady of the Camellias,” well-kept courtesan of the rich and influential Baron de Varville (Henry Daniell). When young Armand (Robert Taylor) falls in love with Marguerite, his sincere adoration causes her to question her comfortable life, and, despite the protests of Armand’s scandal-wary father (Lionel Barrymore), she considers leaving the Baron for him.
Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore

July 18, 2017
The Quiet Man, 1952
Genre:
Drama/Romance
Runtime: 2 hours, 9 minutes
A tired American ex-boxer returns to his native hamlet in Ireland to win the hand of a spirited young woman. He is confronted by strict local customs and the woman's belligerent brother. Set in the verdant Irish countryside, this lively film has beautiful scenery, brilliant repartee, and local charm.
Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

July 25, 2017
Citizen Kane, 1941
Genre: Drama/Mystery
Runtime:
1 hr 59 minutes.
When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kanes’ friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotton), and his mistress Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore) shed fragments of light on Kane’s life, the reporterrr fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word, “Rosebud.”.
Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Ruth Warrick, Agnes Moorehead, Dorothy Comingore

Screenings 2009-2016

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