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 | 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
$5 suggested donation
High Noon (click image to view trailer)
Winner of four Academy Awards, High Noon tells the story of Will Kane (Gary Cooper), the town marshall who is about to retire and go on his honeymoon with his Quaker bridge (Grace Kelly). Learning that a former enemy is returning to town to seek vengeance, Kane stays to face his foe. The screening will be introduced by Philadelphia Inquirer movie critic Steven Rea, who will reveal the film’s secrets and its political history.
An intense thriller! Watch a young Frank Sinatra give an incredible performance as one of three gangsters who trap a family in their own home with the intention of killing the president of the United States on his whistle-stop visit to the town.
1994 | 110 minutes
Written and directed by Robert Brenton, this comedy-drama portrays Donald Sullivan (Paul Newman) as an emotionally immature man who comes to terms with aging and adult responsibility. The all-star cast includes Jessica Tandy (in her final film), Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life) is a classic example of 1960′s Italian comedy. In this poignant film, law student
Roberto Mariani (Jean-Louis Trintignant) falls under the spell of freewheeling bachelor Bruno Cortona (Vittorio Gassman) as they drive through the Italian countryside one lush summer. In Italian with English subtitles.
Sorry, Wrong Number
1948 | 89 minutes
This film noir classic features Burt Lancaster and Barbara Stanwyck as his possessive spoiled wife who overhears a telephone conversation plotting her own murder. This tense thriller is based on Lucille Fletcher’s iconic radio play.
The legendary Ernst Lubitsch directed this sparkling, frothy adaptation of Franz Lehar’s 1905 operetta The Merry Widow. Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier star in this lovely romance between a womanizing count and a rich widow.
The Unholy Three
1925| 86 minutes
See a masterpiece of silent film with live musical accompaniment performed by Don Kinnier. The film will be projected on an archival 16 mm print by THE SECRET CINEMA. A sideshow ventriloquist (Lon Chaney), a little person (Harry Earles), and strongman (Victor McLaglen) flee the carnival life and form a perverse crime family operating out of a pet shop.
Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful classic is the sordid tale of two men who meet on a train and decide to swap murders. Famous for its nail-biting carousel scene. Co-adapted by Raymond Chandler from a novel by Patricia Highsmith. Starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carrol, and Patricia Hitchcock.
1937 | 86 minutes
Witty screwball comedy scripted by Preston Sturges is a Depression-era Cinderella story staring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, and Ray Milland.
Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, and Ellen Barkin star in writer-director Barry Levinson’s bittersweet tale of Baltimore youth preparing for a 1959 Christmastime wedding. A nostalgia-tinged coming-of-age movie set in the 1950s.
Woodmere Presents: Holiday Movies
Selected Tuesdays 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30
$5 suggested donation
Special holiday short films will precede both screenings
The Shop around the Corner
1940 | 99 minutes
In this romantic comedy staring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, two employees at a gift shop in Budapest can barely stand each other, not realizing they’ve fallen in love as anonymous correspondents.
An American musical classic staring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen, with songs by Irving Berlin. A successful song-and-dance team fall in love with a sister act and work together to save a failing Vermont inn.