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Free popcorn and soft drinks! Exceptional selections from film festivals round the world. No registration. Line-up for all 8 weeks below!

July 5 – Bill Cunningham:  New York (2010)  A biopic about the New York Times fashion photographer who rode through the city on his Schwinn bicycle.  Roger Ebert gave it 4 stars (out of 4) saying, “this movie made me happy every moment I was watching it”.  84 minutes

July 12 – Gaughin:  Voyage to Tahiti (2017 – A Cohen film) Gaughin settles in Tahiti in 1891, where he faces loneliness, poverty and disease – and meets the woman who will become his wife.  102 minutes

July 19 – The Seagull (2018)  Starring Annette Bening, this is a modern version of the Chekov classic.  At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingenue Nine.  98 minutes

July 26 – The Cat’s Meow (2001) Peter Bogdanovich’s take on a murder aboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht during a weekend cruise celebrating the 44th birday on November 16, 1924, of film mogul Thomas H. Ince.  The party was attended by Charlie Chaplin and Hedda Hopper, among others.  Great 20’s music and costumes!   116 minutes

August 2 – Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Hedy Lamarr was not only a glamorous movie star, she also co-invented a 1940’s radio system that is considered the basis of Bluetooth technology. This film explores Lamarr’s life which included escaping a loveless marriage on the eve of Nazi Germany’s conquest of her nation to a new career in Hollywood. However, her intellectual contributions were denied their due even when she offered them in the service of her new home during World War II. 88 minutes

August 9 – The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) Oscar Wilde’s most enduring and popular play where protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. First performed 14 February 1895, the successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde’s career but also heralded his downfall. Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Frances O’Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench. (The Oscar Wilde biopic “The Happy Prince,” also starring Rupert
Everett and Colin Firth, will be shown next week.) 97 minutes

August 16 – The Happy Prince (2018) The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, and Emily Watson. Note that the subject matter may offend some viewers; however, it is handled with discretion. 131 minutes

August 23 – Goodbye, Christopher Robin (2017) This drama fictionalizes the life of writer A.A. Milne and his young son Christopher, whose toys inspired Milne to write the Winnie the Pooh stories. The film addresses the rise of the family to fame as Britain struggles to recover from the First World War. 107 minutes