Summer Classics Movie Series
The Summer Classics Movie Series is presented by Bank of America.
Media support is provided by WEDU-PBS.
Sun, Jul 24 - 3:00pm
2h 41m / Not Rated / Western
Sometimes the best way to examine the stories a culture tells about itself is to ask someone outside of the culture. Italian Sergio Leone’s vision of American fables of the Wild West (and Enrico Morricone’s ...
Sun, Jul 31 - 3:00pm
1h 43m / Not Rated / Musical
Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire), a dancer and a bit of a gambler, gets tricked by the rest of his troupe into missing his own wedding. By the time he arrives, all the guests have left ...
Sun, Aug 7 - 3:00pm
2h 18m / Rated PG / Biographical Drama
Two reporters, Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) and Bob Woodward (Robert Redford), find themselves working the kind of story that doesn’t just make careers, it leads others to the guillotine — five burglars are found in ...
Sun, Aug 14 - 3:00pm
1h 39m / Not Rated / Mystery
M would be a classic if it was just the first sound film Fritz Lang — by this time already a hugely influential director — had made (which it was). It would be a classic ...
Sun, Aug 21 - 3:00pm
2h 8m / Not Rated / Drama
The great Sidney Poitier plays Walter Younger, head of a family in desperate straits. He and his wife, his sister, his mother and his son all live together in a tiny apartment, and their stress ...
Sun, Aug 28 - 3:00pm
1h 40m / Not Rated / Film Noir
John Huston’s directorial debut, The Maltese Falcon is the definitive film noir. From the cinematography, to the script, to the score, all the way down to the way Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) dresses and holds ...
Sun, Sep 4 - 3:00pm
1h 42m / Not Rated / Fantasy
The Wizard of Oz has permeated popular culture to such an extent that, even if they haven’t seen it themselves, most people know it almost by heart. But to watch the movie as if you’ve ...
Sun, Sep 11 - 3:00pm
3h 58m / G / Historical Drama
Gone with the Wind is epic — in scale, in social impact, and in artistic influence. The first cut of the movie was four and a half hours long. The premiere was a three-day party. ...
Sun, Sep 18 - 3:00pm
1h 42m / PG / Drama
Casablanca lands so routinely in listings of the top two or three movies of all time, it’s become almost boring to call it “great.” It’s the definition of a Hollywood masterpiece. We keep in our ...