A tribute to the late screenwriter Alan Sharp begins with Arthur Penn's NIGHT MOVES, starring Gene Hackman as an ex-football-star-turned-private eye whose life unravels when he finds his wife has been unfaithful. Robert Aldrich's underrated Western ULZANA’S RAID follows. Special guests include screenwriter Howard Rodman (WGAW vice president) and NIGHT MOVES actress Jennifer Warren.
This newly restored reissue of the 1980 Paul McCartney & Wings documentary includes 30 songs from Wings’ 1976 North American tour, shot at four concerts in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles - part of the Wings Over the World tour that spawned the chart-topping triple live album “Wings Over America.” “Live and Let Die,” “Band on the Run” and “Silly Love Songs” are but a few of the Wings hits heard here, along with several songs from leader Paul McCartney’s Beatles years. Released in a truncated version in 1980, this is the first time the film will be seen in its entirety, along with an interview with Sir Paul exclusive to theatrical screenings.
Easily the greatest movie ever made starring a 6-foot-3-inch invisible rabbit. Jimmy Stewart gives his own favorite performance as Elwood P. Dowd, a perfectly nice guy whose best pal nobody can see, leading his sister (Oscar winner Josephine Hull) to try to get him committed. A warm, wonderful and truly ageless comedy!
Our Shakespeare series begins tonight with Franco Zeffirelli's first feature as a director and his initial foray into Shakespeare. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's talents (and offscreen passion) are perfectly suited to the bard's tale of sexual rivalry.
Roman Polanski stunned audiences with his 1971 dread-inducing cinematic rendition of MACBETH. It's paired with Akira Kurosawa's 1957 take on the story - THRONE OF BLOOD, a chilling blend of gothic melodrama and samurai swordplay, Elizabethan tragedy and Noh theater.
Arguably the first great Shakespeare film, Laurence Olivier directs and stars as the 15th-century warrior king HENRY V; it's followed by the 1930s-set RICHARD III, in which Ian McKellen brings his acclaimed Royal National Theatre performance to the big screen with stellar support from Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Jim Broadbent and Maggie Smith.
Gene Wilder stars as mysterious pied piper Willy Wonka in this musical adaptation of writer Roald Dahl’s children’s classic, as five lucky holders of the Golden Tickets and their parents venture inside the enchanted Wonka Chocolate Factory.