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 39th season of
TUESDAY NIGHTS AT THE MOVIES
at our new home
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia 19118, 215-247-0476
FREE screenings Tuesday Nights at 7 P.M. – Doors open 6.30 P.M.
February 19 – JUGGERNAUT (1974 / 109 minutes) Richard Lester directed this tense terrorist drama as an ocean liner is held for ransom. The star-studded cast includes Omar Sharif, Anthony Hopkins, Ian Holm, Shirley Knight and Richard Harris leading a demolition team that hopes to dismantle the ship’s seven bombs.
February 26 – QUIZ SHOW (1994 / 133 minutes) Robert Redford directed this lively drama about the TV game show rigging scandals of the 1950s. Ralph Fiennes plays the favored contestant Charles Van Doren and John Turturro gives a vivid portrayal of his less-telegenic rival, Herbie Stempel.
March 5 – HOTEL DU NORD (1938 / 95 minutes) In this early drama from director Marcel Carné (Children of Paradise) young lovers (Annabella & Jean-Pierre Aumont) check themselves into a Paris hotel for a suicide pact, but this is just the beginning of their troubles. A well-plotted thriller, remembered for its elaborate Bastille Day sequence. Subtitled. Audience Request.
March 12 – THE IPCRESS FILE (1965 / 109 minutes) Exciting British spy thriller stands as a working-class contrast to the James Bond series. Michael Caine, at his charming best, is Harry Palmer, jaded Cockney intelligence agent whose insubordinate nature gets him pulled into a brainwashing caper.
March 19 – ‘B’ Picture Double Feature projected on Archival 16mm prints by THE SECRET CINEMA:
THE CRIME OF HELEN STANLEY (1934 / 58 minutes) Murder mystery set in a film studio features Ralph Bellamy as the detective trying to solve the death of an actress.
MADAME SPY (1942 / 63 minutes) Constance Bennett and Don Porter star as a newlywed couple who travel throughout the war-torn world on their honeymoon after World War II. Upon their return to the States, Bennett starts having contact with Nazi spy leader John Litel, and Porter gets suspicious.
March 26 – THE PUBLIC MENACE (1935 / 73 minutes) In this screwball comedy directed by the great Erle C. Kenton (Island of Lost Souls, The Sideshow) the irrepressible Jean Arthur is an ocean liner manicurist who lands reporter George Murphy in a marriage-of-convenience by promising him a big crime scoop.
April 2 – THE KING’S SPEECH (2010 / 118 minutes) The Oscar Award winner for Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Director (Tom Hooper), and Best Screenplay (David Seidler) about King George VI of England’s relationship with Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. * * * * offered in partnership with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).
April 9 – THE INTERPRETER (2005 / 128 minutes) In this tense thriller, Nicole Kidman plays the titular character caught up in a conspiracy where USA federal agent Sean Penn wonders who he can trust. Catherine Keener co-stars in director Sydney Pollack’s last film. * * * * offered in partnership with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).
April 16 – NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959 / 139 minutes) Cary Grant stars in Alfred Hitchcock’s stylish and witty mod-masterpiece about an advertising executive pursued by spies across the country. * * * * offered in partnership with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).
April 23 – MISSISSIPPI MARSALA (1991 / 118 minutes) Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury heat up the screen in Mira Nair’s dramatic romance about the interracial relationship between an Indian daughter and an African American man. * * * * offered in partnership with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).
April 30 – THE 39 STEPS (1935 / 86 minutes) In one of Hitchcock’s great breakthrough films, Robert Donat is a man on the lam across Scotland for a crime he didn’t commit. Many of Hitchcock’s pet themes are already present in this highpoint of his early British sound films. With Madeleine Carroll and Peggy Ashcroft. Our 2012-2013 season finale!
Season sponsored by The Chestnut Hill Local.