Join us as we celebrate the 80th Birthday of 3 Classics Motion Pictures with Film Professor Joe Horine! Professor Horine will introduce each film noting their signifigance and then follow with an optional audience Q&A discussion!
We begin our 80th Birthday Series with the unforgettable Classic, CASABLANCA.
The Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay is ranked #4 all time by the American Film Institute and #2 by AMC.
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 97%, the Critics Consensus: An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood's quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Synopsis: A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.
We continue our 80th Birthday Series with Alfred Hitchcock's SABOTEUR
Robert Cummings plays the frequent Hitchcockian role of the "wrong man" trying to prove his own innocence in this spy adventure that famously concludes on the Statue of Liberty. Hitchcock’s original idea for his “cameo appearance” was nixed by the censors; stay for the Q&A led by Film Professor Joe Horine to find out why!
SYNOPSIS: Factory worker Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) is wrongfully accused of setting a deadly fire at an airplane plant in an apparent act of sabotage. Kane believes that the fire was set by another worker (Norman Lloyd), and he travels across the country to find the mysterious saboteur. Along the way he is forced to take Patricia Martin (Priscilla Lane) hostage, but as he begins to earn her trust, she turns from an unwilling captive to a willing accomplice in his quest to help clear his name.
Join us for the final installment of our Happy 80th Birthday Series with Orson Welles' THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, the "sequel" to CITIZEN KANE
Introduced by and followed with a Q&A discussion led by Film Professor Joe Horine!
SYNOPSIS: The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.