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Once Upon a Time . . . at the Dryden

As Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time . . . In Hollywood continues to be placed on year-end top-ten lists, the Dryden Theatre takes the opportunity to look back at late-1960s American cinema. The film industry was in transition, still turning out all genres—action, comedy, melodrama, musical, horror—but with a tenor much different from that of previous decades. This spurred the birth of what would come to be known as “The New Hollywood.” All titles in this series are seen or referenced in Tarantino’s latest film and represent an industry trying to find its footing in the middle of a downturn, just prior to exploding again.
 

Events in this Series

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Wrecking Crew

Dryden Theatre

Once Upon a Time . . . at the Dryden. The final feature of the Matt Helm series, this comedic spy parody stars Dean Martin, Nancy Kwan, and Sharon Tate.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Valley of the Dolls

Dryden Theatre

Once Upon a Time . . . at the Dryden. Loosely based on Jacqueline Susann’s 1966 novel of the same title, Valley of the Dolls follows the paths of several women through the trials and hardships of life in show business.

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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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Friday, December 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Charity

Dryden Theatre

Once Upon a Time . . . at the Dryden. Known for films including Cabaret (1972), Lenny (1974), and All That Jazz (1979), Bob Fosse directs this kooky musical comedy-drama starring the always-endearing Shirley MacLaine.

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Saturday, December 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Rosemary’s Baby

Dryden Theatre

Once Upon a Time . . . at the Dryden. The first Hollywood production by the controversial French-Polish director Roman Polanski, this film solidified his standing as a significant commercial filmmaker.

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