On Tuesday nights, Woodmere’s main gallery is transformed into an intimate setting for screenings of rare and underseen films as well as classics. Tuesday Nights at the Movies is presented with the Chestnut Hill Film Group and sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Local.
7:30–9:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm. $5 suggested donation
Winter 2019 Season
In a Lonely Place (1950/94 minutes)
Humphrey Bogart, in one of his greatest roles, in one of the great movies about movies, plays a down-on-his-luck Hollywood screenwriter suspected of murder. Gloria Grahame falls under his spell until she starts to fear he is the murderer. A bittersweet film noir from director Nicholas Ray. Music by George Antheil.
Mon Oncle (1958/117 minutes)
Monsieur Hulot bonds with his nine-year-old nephew as he fumbles with technology, his brother-in-law, and modernization in Jet Age France. Essentially wordless physical comedy from filmmaker Jacques Tati, who stars as Monsieur Hulot in the beloved series’s satiric first color entry. In French with English subtitles.
History Is Made at Night (1937/95 minutes)
A fierce love triangle burns between insanely jealous ship magnate Colin Clive, his wife Jean Arthur, and her lover Charles Boyer, leading to a shipwreck climax. Riveting melodrama directed by Frank Borzage.
Inferno (1953/83 minutes)
A superb thriller where sizzling Rhonda Fleming and her lover William Lundigan leave her abusive husband Robert Ryan to die in the desert. When Ryan survives, Fleming and Lundigan race against the search party to find and finish him off or face an attempted murder rap. Rare Technicolor film noir courtesy of cinematographer Lucien Ballard.
By the Law (1926/78 minutes)
During the Gold Rush, up in the Yukon, five miners—four men and a woman—strike it rich. However, staying alive in the winter becomes a life or death challenge as the elements, greed, cabin fever, and paranoia overtake the quintet. Visually stunning, fast-paced, and intensely acted thriller from Soviet cinema director Lev Kuleshov, adapted from a Jack London short story. Silent with symphonic score.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012/94 minutes)
Sweet, sensual, winsome coming-of-age fantasy of two precocious tweens who run away together one summer. Stylized 1960s-set tale of first love and sexual awakening from director Wes Anderson. Starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Jason Schwartzman as the adults.
Secret Cinema “B” Picture Double Feature
Youth Runs Wild (1944/67 minutes)
Fresh from his landmark cycle of psychological horror movies at RKO, producer Val Lewton helped invent the modern juvenile delinquent movie with this sensational yarn of misbehaving adolescents led by Bonita Granville and directed by Mark Robson.
Madame Spy (1942/63 minutes)
A secret agent (Constance Bennett) goes undercover to infiltrate a clandestine ring of Nazi spies in director Roy William Neill’s tight World War II–era thriller. Projected by The Secret Cinema, using archival 16mm prints (with surprise short subjects preceding the feature).
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933/96 minutes)
Busby Berkeley’s unparalleled choreography stars in this spicy Pre-Code, Depression-era backstage musical about four aspiring actresses (Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, and Ginger Rogers). Set pieces include “We’re In the Money,” “Pettin’ in the Park,” and more. Co-stars Warren William, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks. Music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin.
The Dark Corner (1946/99 minutes)
The past comes back to haunt Mark Stevens, a bitter ex-con turned private eye. Framed for murder, his secretary/girlfriend Lucille Ball tries to clear him but finds herself confronted by a sadistic criminal element who have chosen her man as their patsy. This film noir co-stars Clifton Webb, hot off of his success in Laura. Directed by Henry Hathaway.
Fanfan La Tulipe (1952/102 minutes)
Swashbuckling adventure and comedy abound as young Fanfan la Tulipe escapes a shotgun wedding to join King Louis XV’s army during the Seven Years War. From there, he aspires to marry a king’s daughter. Photographed by Christian Matras. In French with English subtitles. Our season finale.