Summer Classics Movie Series

The Summer Classics Movie Series is presented by Bank of America.

Media support is provided by WEDU-PBS.

Sun, Jun 5 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Fargo

Fargo

1h 38m / R / Crime Thriller

The Coen Brothers’ classic noir deconstruction turned shocking comedy – murderous, clownish criminals (Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare); a pregnant police chief (Frances McDormand) with the demeanor of a garden club matron; a snowy little town ...

Sun, Jun 12 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

The African Queen

The African Queen

1h 45m / PG / Drama

Humphrey Bogart only ever won one OSCAR, and it wasn’t for Casablanca – it was for this. Thrilling one moment, touching the next, and funny pretty much all the way through, The African Queen showcases ...

Sun, Jun 19 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

1h 55m / PG / Action-Adventure

George Lucas made Star Wars partially as a love letter to the serials he loved as a kid: Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and the like. But that wasn’t enough. Raiders of the Lost Ark takes ...

Sun, Jun 26 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

1h 38m / Not Rated / Sci-Fi

When people talk about Forbidden Planet, they typically mention Robby the Robot (who established the movie image of robots for decades to come), or the groundbreaking special effects (like the animated monster sequence, created by ...

Sun, Jul 3 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Pretty In Pink

Pretty In Pink

1h 36m / PG-13 / Comedy

One of the quintessential love stories of the ‘80s, Pretty in Pink starts Molly Ringwald as Andie, a working-class high school student with feelings for Blane (Andrew McCarthy), a rich boy from the other side ...

Sun, Jul 10 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

Notorious

Notorious

1h 41m / Not Rated / Film Noir

You could, if you wanted to, divide Alfred Hitchcock’s career as a director into two halves: before Notorious, and after it. He is firing on all cylinders here, putting together the first movie in his ...

Sun, Jul 17 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

The French Connection

The French Connection

1h 44m / R / Crime Drama

Gene Hackman plays Popeye Doyle, an undercover detective who stumbles on a plot to move serious amounts of heroin into the US from France. Featuring a groundbreaking car (and train) chase through New York City, ...

Sun, Jul 24 - 3:00pm

Summer Classics Movie Series

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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

Summer Classics Movie Series

Swing Time

Swing Time

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

Summer Classics Movie Series

All The President's Men

All The President’s Men

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

Summer Classics Movie Series

M

M

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

Summer Classics Movie Series

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

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

Summer Classics Movie Series

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

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

Summer Classics Movie Series

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

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

Summer Classics Movie Series

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

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

Summer Classics Movie Series

Casablanca

Casablanca

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 ...