Arguably director Steven Spielberg’s most popular film, it follows several children (including Henry Thomas and a very young Drew Barrymore) who shelter and try to help a stranded alien back home to the stars. Magical and enchanting. With Dee Wallace Stone and Peter Coyote.
Novelist Daphne du Maurier herself suggested Alec Guinness for the dual lead roles in the adaptation of her book THE SCAPEGOAT, in which lookalikes meet by chance and spend a night drinking that results in unexpected role reversal. It's paired with a 60th anniversary screening of FATHER BROWN (aka THE DETECTIVE), which stars Guinness as the mild-mannered but shrewd titular detective pursuing a jewel thief, as eager to save the man’s soul as he is to recover the loot.
Alec Guinness is a humble salesman who reevaluates his life when he receives a diagnosis of a few weeks to live in LAST HOLIDAY. It's followed by THE CARD (aka THE PROMOTER), with Guinness in one of his first romantic leads opposite Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson and future singing star Petula Clark.
“There has been a lot of argument about the film’s attitude toward war. I think it is a painfully eloquent statement on the general folly and waste of war,” said director David Lean of his Oscar-winning WWII epic THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, starring Alec Guinness as a British POW. It's paired with rousing British action film DAMN THE DEFIANT!, with Guinness as commander of a warship who clashes with his sadistic first officer.
A CENTENNIAL SALUTE TO ALEC GUINNESS
Alec Guinness / David Lean / Charles Dickens Double Feature!