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 42nd season of

TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Sponsored by The Chestnut Hill Local

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

 

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

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FALL 2015

Sept 29 – DARK CITY (1950/98 minutes)
Charlton Heston makes his professional screen debut in William Dieterle’s film noir as a dead man’s vengeful brother seeking out the gangsters who drove his brother to suicide over gambling debts.
Introduced by Philadelphia Inquirer movie critic, Steven Rea.
 
Oct 6 – ONE HOUR WITH YOU (1932/78 minutes)
A “Pre-Code” masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch. This totally charming and sexy light musical comedy finds husband and wife (Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald) figuring out how to have an open marriage but remain in love.
 
Oct 13 – WATERSHIP DOWN (1978/101 minutes)
This landmark of British animation (for adults) is an adaptation of Richard Adams’ classic allegory in which a band of rabbits seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny. With the voices of John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne and Zero Mostel.
 
Oct 20 – SEVEN MEN FROM NOW (1956/78 minutes)
A former sheriff blames himself for his wife’s death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible. The first of the Budd Boetticher westerns starring Randolph Scott.
 
Oct 27 – SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (aka HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES) (1968/121 minutes)
An omnibus of three short and sophisticated Edgar Allan Poe adaptations — Jane and Peter Fonda (in their only screen appearance together) star as incestuous cousins in director Roger Vadim’s sensual “Metzengerstein”. Second, Alain Delon fights his doppelganger in Louis Malle’s “William Wilson” co-staring Brigitte Bardot. Finally, Terence Stamp plays a celebrity on the skids in Federico Fellini’s phantasmagoric take on “Toby Dammit”.
 
Nov 3 – THE STRAIGHT STORY (1999/112 minutes)
Director David Lynch’s most disciplined movie is a profound humanistic masterpiece, based on a true story, wherein an old man (Richard Farnsworth) leaves his daughter (Sissy Spacek) and travels 240 miles on a tractor across Iowa and Wisconsin to visit his ailing, estranged brother (Harry Dean Stanton).
 
Nov 10 – DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE (1961/105 minutes)
A married Sicilian baron played by Marcello Mastroianni falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal, he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
 
Nov 17 – ST. MARTIN’S LANE (aka THE SIDEWALKS OF LONDON) (1938/85 minutes)
Vivien Leigh stars as a street performer and pickpocket who launches her legitimate career with the help of patron Rex Harrison. Co-stars Charles Laughton.
 
Nov 24 – PATHS TO PARADISE (1925/78 minutes)
The Secret Cinema presents an archival 16mm print of this silent classic.
Betty Compson is a con-woman considering “going straight” but also on the look out for her storied past catching up to her.
With live, original musical accompaniment from Don Kinnier.
 
Dec 1 – POINT BLANK (1967/92 minutes)
In perhaps the greatest and most intelligent action movie of all time, Lee Marvin stars as Walker, a double-crossed thief out for the $93,000.00 that was stolen from him. Director John Boorman transforms Donald Westlake’s pulp novel into an existential examination of modern life, where there is little difference between street thugs and corporations, while delivering a tense thriller that is both cerebral art film and nail biting genre exercise. Fall 2015 Finale
 
Tuesday Nights at the Movies will return Feb. 16 with PURPLE RAIN (1984) starring Prince.