Silent Tuesdays This night of Douglas Fairbanks and Allan Dwan films begins with The Good Bad Man, in which Fairbanks plays the cheerful and aimless outlaw “Passin’ Through,” whose holdups include robbing a train conductor of his ticket puncher and stealing food from the town store only to give it to a friendless orphan.
Noirvember Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas team up for the first time as former bootlegging partners fighting for the love of Lizabeth Scott. Returning from jail after fourteen years, Lancaster is surprised to find that Douglas is a legitimate businessman now who owns the nightclub where Scott sings.
Holidays Charles Dickens’s immortal classic comes to life in this musical adaptation with songs and music by Leslie Bricusse, who had recently done the same for the enormously popular Doctor Dolittle (1967). Albert Finney stars as the eponymous Ebenezer Scrooge, a cruel employer and misanthrope who would rather not have to deal with the Christmas holiday at all, and begrudges his sole employee the one day off.
Rochester Premiere “Film is dead!” was the mantra that accompanied the dawn of digital cinema. But was it really true? For those who worked with film, it was clear that the digital experience and film simply weren’t the same thing. A decade ago, projectionist and filmmaker Rob Murphy decided to engage the debate with this film, asking the people who would really know: his fellow projectionists.
Japanese Ātohausu Cinema | Encore Screening Blurring the line between fiction and reality, writer-director Ryûtarô Ninomiya casts himself as a character named Ryûtarô Ninomiya. This character, a listless worker at an auto junkyard, wanders through life as a creature of unwelcome habit.
Make Mine Musicals | Holidays Rita Hayworth returns to the screen, this time as a goddess. Upset by a new Broadway musical that mocks Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore (Hayworth) comes down to Earth in the form of showgirl Kitty Templeton and lands a part in the show.