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Summer Classics

Top Gun

Sunday, June 3

A plot summary of Top Gun seems almost beside the point, but at least it will be brief: a Navy pilot (Tom Cruise, call sign Maverick) strives to be the best Navy pilot ever, even

Summer Classics

The Blind Side

Sunday, June 10

The Blind Side is the story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a young and talented offensive lineman who seems headed for greatness in football, despite huge problems as he moves through foster care and academic

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Blade Runner

Sunday, June 17

What makes film noir film noir? It’s not just a black & white private eye movie; the Nick and Nora movies aren’t noir, but No Country for Old Men kind of is. Noir isn’t a

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To Kill A Mockingbird

Sunday, June 24

To Kill A Mockingbird, like a great many books and movies that teach lessons about the value of truth and decency through presentation of a context that has ceased to value either, is centrally a

Sunday, June 24

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Gone With The Wind

Sunday, July 1

“FANS PICK THE CLASSIC” WINNER 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

Sunday, July 01

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Dr. Strangelove

Sunday, July 8

The year is 1964. The Berlin Wall went up just three years ago. Worldwide extinction by nuclear annihilation is never far from anybody’s mind — the idea of preparing for even some humans surviving a

Sunday, July 08

3:00pm
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A Fish Called Wanda

Sunday, July 15

It’s one of those ironclad laws of filmmaking that if a dramatic movie is to succeed, it must present its characters in a sympathetic and kind way, no matter how vile they may be. As

Sunday, July 15

3:00pm
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Safety Last!

Sunday, July 22

The image of silent-film comedy genius Harold Lloyd hanging from a skyscraper by the hands of a giant clock remains one of the most iconic single images of American cinema. The story of a small-town

Sunday, July 22

3:00pm
Summer Classics

Sing-Along Mary Poppins

TWO SHOWS, July 28-29

Walt Disney, on the advice of his daughters, tried for more than two decades to turn Mary Poppins into a movie. But P.L. Travers, author of the popular kids’ books series that originated our favorite

Saturday, July 28

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Sunday, July 29

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Summer Classics

Rope

Sunday, August 5

Alfred Hitchcock had an eye for spectacle. Everybody can remember one thing about each of his movies, whether they’ve seen them or not: the crop duster in North by Northwest, the shower scene in Psycho,

Sunday, August 05

3:00pm
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The Manchurian Candidate

Sunday, August 12

History has kind of lost sight of the fact that Frank Sinatra was a well-regarded actor. Even ignoring his musicals, Ol’ Blue Eyes put together a pretty solid filmography – he won Best Supporting Actor

Sunday, August 12

3:00pm
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Blazing Saddles

Sunday, August 19

Roger Ebert told the story of getting onto an elevator with director Mel Brooks, just after the release of his film The Producers. “A woman got onto the elevator,” Ebert said, “recognized him and said,

Sunday, August 19

3:00pm
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The Wizard of Oz

Sunday, August 26

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. It’s certainly true that they don’t make them

Sunday, August 26

3:00pm
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Casablanca

Sunday, September 2

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. The scenes and the

Sunday, September 02

3:00pm