Tuesday Nights at the Movies

Woodmere Art Museum and the Chestnut Hill Film Group are present the 42nd season of rare and underseen films as well as classics. Season sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Local.

Tuesdays | 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

$5 suggested donation

DarkCity

 

Dark City
1950 | 98 minutes
September 29

Charlton Heston makes his professional screen debut in William Dieterle’s film noir as a man seeking revenge on the gangsters who drove his brother to suicide over gambling debts. The screening will be introduced by Philadelphia Inquirer movie critic Steven Rea.

 

 

 

OneHourWithYouOne Hour With You
1932 | 78 minutes
October 6

A “pre-code” masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch, this charming and sexy light musical comedy finds husband (Maurice Chevalier) and wife (Jeanette MacDonald) figuring out how to have an open marriage but remain in love.

 

 

 

Watership Down WatershipDown
1978 | 101 minutes
October 13

This landmark of British animation (for adults) is an adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic allegory in which a band of rabbits seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny. With the voices of John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, and Zero Mostel.

 

 

Seven Men from NowSevenMenFromNow
1956 | 134 minutes
October 20

A former sheriff blames himself for his wife’s death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible. The first of the Budd Boetticher westerns starring Randolph Scott.

 

 

 

Spirits of the Dead (aka Histoires Extraordinaires)
1968 | 121 minutesSpiritsOfTheDead
October 27

In this omnibus of three short Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, Jane and Peter Fonda (in their only screen appearance together) star as incestuous cousins in director Roger Vadim’s sensual “Metzengerstein”; Alain Delon fights his doppelganger in Louis Malle’s “William Wilson” co-starring Brigitte Bardot; and Terence Stamp plays a celebrity on the skids in Federico Fellini’s phantasmagoric take on “Toby Dammit.”

 

TheStaightStory

The Straight Story
1999| 112 minutes
November 3

Director David Lynch’s most disciplined movie is a profound humanistic masterpiece, based on the true story of an old man (Richard Farnsworth) who leaves his daughter (Sissy Spacek) and travels 240 miles on a tractor across Iowa and Wisconsin to visit his ailing, estranged brother (Harry Dean Stanton).

 

DivorceItalianStyle

 

Divorce, Italian Style
1961 | 105 minutes
November 10

A married Sicilian baron played by Marcello Mastroianni falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal, he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.

 

 

StMartinsLane

St. Martin’s Lane (aka Sidewalks of London)
1938 | 85 minutes
November 17

Vivien Leigh stars as a street performer and pickpocket who launches her legitimate career with the help of patron Rex Harrison. Co-stars Charles Laughton.

 

 

 

Paths to ParadiseLEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01
1925 | 78 minutes
November 24

The Secret Cinema presents an archival 16mm print of this silent classic. Betty Compson is a conwoman
considering going straight, but also on the look out for her storied past catching up to her. With live, original musical accompaniment from Don Kinnier.

 

 

 

Point Blank
1967 | 92 minutesPointBlank
December 1

In perhaps the greatest and most intelligent action movie of all time, Lee Marvin stars as Walker, a double-crossed thief out for the $93,000 that was stolen from him. Director John Boorman transforms Donald Westlake’s pulp novel into an existential examination of modern life, where there is little difference between street thugs and corporations.

 

 

Tuesday Nights at the Movies will return on February 16 with Purple Rain (1984), starring Prince.