Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Three by Campion Three years after the success of The Piano, director Jane Campion was granted the largest studio budget she would ever have and a cast full of renowned actors to bring her stylish interpretation of the Henry James novel to the screen.
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Great American Songbook Ruby Keeler is the young ingenue in this backstage musical. She plays Peggy Sawyer, just in from Pennsylvania, trying to get her big break on Broadway. Introduction by Michael Lasser.
Friday, September 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Labor Film Series Intending to cover struggles in the labor movement—and in the United Mine Workers of America in particular—filmmaker Barbara Kopple was on hand to capture the Brookside miners’ strike in 1973. Kopple and her crew were able to gain unprecedented access to the front lines of a labor standoff.
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Great American Songbook Judy Garland is in top form in this western musical, with songs by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer. Traveling on a westbound train to Sand Rock, New Mexico, Susan Bradley (Garland) is intending to marry the man she has been corresponding with but has never met.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Silent Tuesdays Despondent after the disgrace and suicide of her father, Eleanore Marsten (Emily Stevens) leaves her comfortable lifestyle for a position at a department store. There, she meets the wealthy and attractive Powers Fiske (Frank Mills), who promises that he can remove her painful memories with a simple brain operation. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
National Silent Movie Day Lavish and grand in scale, this Roman epic is one of the first feature films produced and, according to Martin Scorsese, deserves credit for many of the innovations attributed to directors Cecil B. DeMille and D. W. Griffith.
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Great American Songbook The luminous Lena Horne plays nightclub singer Selina Rogers to Bill Robinson’s Bill Williamson, just returning home from World War I. Introduction by Michael Lasser