The Chestnut Hill Film Group

Margaret Brunton, David & Judith Buten, Rosemary Collins, Marianne & Paul Dodge, John & Carolyn Friedman, Jace Gaffney
Natalie & Ralph Hirshorn, Judith Mallery, Andrew Repasky McElhinney & Nicole Cook, Steven Rea, Martha Repman, Carrie Rickey
Jay Schwartz & Silvia Hortelano Peláez, Harold & Emmy Starr, Ella Torrey, George & Diana Woodward

presents the 44th season of

Sponsored by The Chestnut Hill Local

at our new home
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia 19118, 215-247-0476

FREE screenings Tuesday Nights at 7.30 P.M. – Doors open 6.30 P.M.


MAR 7 – REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (1967 / 108 minutes)
The events leading up to a bizarre crime of passion on a domestic army base are examined in one of director John Huston’s best and most unusual movies. This challenging adaptation of Carson McCullers’s novel of repression and hysteria features career best performances from Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Julie Harris, Brian Keith and Robert Forster. Unforgettable.
MAR 14 – LE SAMOURAÏ (1967 / 105 minutes)
Feral Alain Delon is an enigmatic and taciturn hit man who lives by his own austere code of ethics. He becomes dangerously enmeshed with an exotic nightclub singer in director Jean-Pierre Melville’s stylish psychological crime thriller soaked in rain, trench coats and fedoras. This hugely influential color neo-noir deconstructs the imagery of hardboiled Hollywood into a poetic and lucid dream often imitated but never duplicated.
In French with English subtitles.
MAR 21 – THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (1974 / 110 minutes)
Steven Spielberg’s theatrical feature film directorial debut is a road movie loaded with action and suspense, starring Goldie Hawn and William Atherton as lovers on the run who kidnap highway patrolman Michael Sacks and are pursued by lawman Ben Johnson. Music by John Williams and cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.
MAR 28 – RAISING ARIZONA (1987 / 94 minutes)
The Cohen Brothers second feature film is a dark screwball comedy that takes its cues from manic Tex Avery cartoons and 1940s “B” movies and dime novels. Career criminal Nicolas Cage tries to go straight for the love of police officer Holly Hunter, but the barren duo wind up kidnapping a child and fleeing though a surreal and seedy west.
APR 4 – MONKEY BUSINESS (1931 / 77 minutes)
The anarchic third feature film starring the Marx Brothers is a pre-code masterpiece that was the quartet’s first movie written directly for the screen. Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo are stowaways on an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean embroiled with gangsters, romancing Thelma Todd, and each ludicrously pretending to be Maurice Chevalier when discovered.
APR 18 – THE KILLING (1956 / 85 minutes)
The prodigious gifts of young filmmaker Stanley Kubrick are artfully displayed in this, his third feature film, a tight, tense and suspenseful film noir about a “perfectly” planned racetrack robbery. Outstanding high-key black & white photography by Lucien Ballard illuminates a surreal rogues’ gallery of iconic “B” actors including Sterling Hayden, Marie Windsor, Timothy Carey and Elisha Cook Jr.
APR 25 – THE KID BROTHER (1927 / 84 minutes)
Harold Lloyd plays a small-town underdog living in the shadow of his more successful older brothers—but when some money is stolen from the town council, it’s up to Harold to find the crooks and save the day. Lloyd combines comedy, action, and a heartwarming story in this delightful entertainment.
Silent with live musical accompaniment.
Projected by The Secret Cinema, using an archival 16mm print (…with surprise short subjects preceding the feature).

Our 2016-2017 season finale.