Woodmere Art Museum and the Chestnut Hill Film Group are pleased to present this new series featuring classic and recent films. Season sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Local.
Tuesdays | 7:30p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
$5 suggested donation
I Fidanzati (The Fiances)
1963 | 77 minutes
A skilled factory worker’s passion for his intended undulates between melancholia and sentiment in this rich, neorealist comedy from Italy’s Ermanno Olmi. With Carlo Cabrini and Anna Canzi. In Italian with English subtitles.
1971 | 107 minutes
Director Peter Yates illustrates the futility of war and vengeance in this fable about a wounded soldier played by Peter O’Toole, who seeks to scuttle the Germans at any cost in the closing days of World War II. With Philippe Noiret and the magnificent Siân Phillips.
1982 | 129 minutes
Director Sidney Lumet and writer David Mamet bring Barry Reed’s novel to the screen. Paul Newman plays an alcoholic ambulance chaser who finds that—for once—his self-interest is also the ethical high road. The strong cast also co-stars Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O’Shea, and Lindsay Crouse.
Le Casse (The Burglars)
1971 | 120 minutes
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, and Dyan Cannon headline director Henri Verneuil’s influential caper movie based on a 1957 novel by David Goodis. A cat-and-mouse game pits a live-wire jewel thief against a dedicated detective. In French with English subtitles.
1972 | 124 minutes
Director Bob Fosse reimagines the hit 1966 Broadway Harold Prince/Kander & Ebb musical about the goings-on in a decadent nightclub juxtaposed with the Nazi rise to power in 1931 Germany. Starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Marisa Berenson, and Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies. In addition to the title song, the movie features such classic hits as “Willkommen,” “Mein Herr,” “Maybe This Time,” and “Money.” A winner of eight Academy Awards, this is one of the great American films of all time.