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Calendar of Events

Events for December

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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2 p.m.

Red River

Dryden Theatre

The Canon. See one of John Wayne’s best performances, here alongside Montgomery Clift in an epic western that, in the tradition of celebrated director Howard Hawks, places character and human emotions over spectacle.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Down to the Sea in Ships

Dryden Theatre

Voyages and Discoveries | Member Movie. The basic story is simple enough: the captain of a whaling ship takes his grandson, Jed, on board to teach the youth about value in life—valor, courage, endurance—in other words, to help the young man grow up.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Your Name.

Dryden Theatre

Voyages and Discoveries. “Treasure the experience; dreams fade when you wake up.” A dazzling body-swap romance filled with pathos, longing, and separation, this recent anime is visually stunning, at once very simple and extremely complex, with charming characterizations and beautiful imagery.

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Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | A Very Shane Black Christmas. Shane Black took the director’s seat for the first time in his own adaptation of the 1941 Mike Shayne mystery novel Bodies Are Where You Find Them by Brett Halliday.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2 p.m.

The Sound of Music

Dryden Theatre

The Canon. Sweeping helicopter shots owe everything to this widescreen film as the Austrian countryside fills the screen and Julie Andrews’s voice fills our ears.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Blackmail

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays. The portly young director of nine silent films—and only one other thriller among them—crafted Britain’s first all-talking feature, a tense tale of a young woman (Anny Ondra) whose guilty secret threatens her and her policeman boyfriend (John Longden).

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

After Life

Dryden Theatre

Voyages and Discoveries. In an extraordinary, lyrical, gentle, and touching film about reassessing one’s own life, the protagonists, all recently deceased, arrive at a slightly crumbling institution, where they are each instructed to assess their lives and choose one important moment—a memory they can take with them forever.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon | Special Guests. James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled on nearby Seneca Falls, New York) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention.

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Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Apartment

Dryden Theatre

Labor Film Series | Holidays. Included on many best film lists, this classic holiday movie—its story takes place over Christmas/New Year’s—features glorious performances by Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and a sparkling script and vibrant direction by Billy Wilder.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Nice Guys

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | A Very Shane Black Christmas. Writer-director Shane Black travels back to the 1970s for his latest mismatched crime-solving partnership.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2 p.m.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon. James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled on nearby Seneca Falls, New York) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Performance

Dryden Theatre

Voyages and Discoveries. Though this is Nicolas Roeg’s first directorial effort, it includes many trademarks that he would use later, including jump cuts and very clever juxtapositions of scenes and locations.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Mackenna’s Gold

Dryden Theatre

Once Upon a Time . . . at the Dryden. A group of outlaws capture a marshal who, they believe, holds the secret in their pursuit of hidden gold, protected by ancient Apache spirits.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Kwaidan

Dryden Theatre

Voyages and Discoveries. Kobayashi's anthology of four supernatural Japanese folk tales creates quiet unease through mood.

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Friday, December 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Scrooge

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon. No holiday season would be complete without an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s yuletide classic, and this is one of the best (released in the United States simply as A Christmas Carol).

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Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Going My Way

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon. Crooner Bing Crosby stars as Father Charles “Chuck” O’Malley, the easygoing priest who comes from East St. Louis to New York City to bring St. Dominic’s Church out of the dumps.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019, 2 p.m.

Scrooge

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon. No holiday season would be complete without an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s yuletide classic, and this is one of the best (released in the United States simply as A Christmas Carol).

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

An Affair to Remember

Dryden Theatre

Holidays. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr are star-crossed lovers who meet on an ocean voyage and pledge to reunite at the Empire State Building—until fate and near tragedy get in their way.

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