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Film Screenings

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Circle

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays At the end of the nineteenth century, Lady Catherine (Joan Crawford), who is to be married to Lord Cheney (Derek Glynne), is instead persuaded to elope with Hugh Portenous (Frank Braidwood), the best man. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Yearling

Dryden Theatre

Best Picture Nominees of 1946 Starring Gregory Peck and set in the wilds of southern Florida following the Civil War, Starring Gregory Peck and set in the wilds of southern Florida following the Civil War,

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Thursday, December 2, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Prowler

Dryden Theatre

Dalton Trumbo: Breaking the Blacklist While awaiting appeal to the charges of contempt of Congress (for refusing to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee), Dalton Trumbo completed this assignment,

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Friday, December 3, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Roman Holiday

Dryden Theatre

Dalton Trumbo: Breaking the Blacklist Dalton Trumbo won an Academy Award, in absentia, for penning this timeless tale of a young princess who, tired of her publicity tour and duty to the crown, decides to play hooky for a day.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Scrooged

Dryden Theatre

Holidays No holiday season is complete without a version of Charles Dickens’s timeless parable. Here, director Richard Donner updates the tale by transposing the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge into irascible television network executive Frank Cross (Bill Murray).

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Henry V

Dryden Theatre

Best Picture Nominees of 1946 Fascinating not just in its approach to Shakespeare’s original verse but also for its unique portrayal of the diversity of the English monarch, Laurence Olivier’s Henry V has the director-actor more athletic and heroic than ever.

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Thursday, December 9, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Terror in a Texas Town

Dryden Theatre

Dalton Trumbo: Breaking the Blacklist Dalton Trumbo rewrote the script in four days when the producers showed dissatisfaction with the script that the blacklisted Mitchell Lindemann and John Howard Lawson (whom Trumbo had recommended for the job) turned in. 

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Friday, December 10, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Preacher’s Wife

Dryden Theatre

Holidays Hollywood classic The Bishop’s Wife (1948) is updated to the 1990s with Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston. Henry Biggs (Courtney B. Vance) is the pastor of a small, struggling church in New York City.

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Saturday, December 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Spartacus

Dryden Theatre

Dalton Trumbo: Breaking the Blacklist In 1957, independent producer Eddie Lewis brought the novel Spartacus—self-published by Howard Fast and created as an allegory for the Red Scare—to the attention of Kirk Douglas and his Bryna Productions company. Fast was given the opportunity to adapt his novel for the film. Dissatisfied with Fast’s version, Douglas brought on Dalton Trumbo to rewrite it, with the possibility of receiving film credit under his own name, effectively ending his blacklisting.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Underworld

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays There is always a beginning, and despite the fact that movies about organized criminals date back as early as D. W. Griffith, this film is the start of what we now think of as the gangster genre. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Razor’s Edge

Dryden Theatre

Best Picture Nominees of 1946 W. Somerset Maugham’s 1944 novel comes to life with the deluxe Twentieth Century-Fox treatment. Tyrone Power stars as Larry Darrell, a young man from a good family who returns after World War I, disillusioned by the trappings of his family and name

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Thursday, December 16, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Member Movie Night | The Holly and the Ivy

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | Member Movie Night Widowed parson Martin Gregory (Ralph Richardson) eagerly anticipates having all three of his children home for Christmas, but his duties with his parishioners make him hard to pin down. GEM Members admitted free to this screening.

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Friday, December 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | Best Picture Nominees of 1946 Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, this classic holiday film was a box office bust in its initial release. It is only through the film’s enduring message  and its millions of fans throughout the world that It’s a Wonderful Life has become a cherished piece of our holiday traditions

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Saturday, December 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Exodus

Dryden Theatre

Dalton Trumbo: Breaking the Blacklist Paul Newman stars as Ari Ben Canaan, an agent of Haganah in Mandate Palestine. Ari guides a ship full of Jewish refugees to Palestine on the eve of the United Nations vote in 1947, despite British blockades. On the ship, he meets and falls in love with Kitty Fremont (Eva Marie Saint), a widowed American nurse rudderless in the wake of World War II. 

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Call of the Cuckoo | Modern Love

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays An early sound film, Modern Love demonstrates the sometimes awkward transition from silents to talkies as comedian Charley Chase makes his first feature-length talking film. Preceded by Call of the Cuckoo, also featuring Chase and several of his compatriots from the Hal Roach studio. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Best Years of Our Lives

Dryden Theatre

Best Picture Nominees of 1946 The quintessential “coming home” film and winner of seven Academy Awards, The Best Years of Our Lives features cinematographer Gregg Toland’s amazing deep focus photography.

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Thursday, December 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | Best Picture Nominees of 1946 Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, this classic holiday film was a box office bust in its initial release. It is only through the film’s enduring message  and its millions of fans throughout the world that It’s a Wonderful Life has become a cherished piece of our holiday traditions.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Dryden Theatre

The Lord of the Rings at 20 Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy was filmed back-to-back and released in three consecutive years, starting with this film in 2001. A monumental undertaking, the production has captured the imagination of another generation of fantasy fans and inspired other filmmakers to work in the same way.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Dryden Theatre

The Lord of the Rings at 20 Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy continues with the second installment of hobbit Frodo Baggins’s perilous journey to Mordor to destroy the One Ring and defeat Sauron’s plans to dominate Middle Earth.

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