Don't miss a 70mm print of the ultra-classic musical with Natalie Wood as the lovely Maria and Richard Beymer as her star-crossed lover Tony, surrounded by switchblade-carrying gangs led by Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Leonard Bernstein's soaring, instantly memorable score, with lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, stands as one of the finest ever written for the American musical theater.
Written to cheer up a neighbor whose son was killed in WWII, Mary Chase’s hit play translates wonderfully to the big screen in this 1950 adaptation. Jimmy Stewart gives his own favorite performance as a perfectly nice guy whose best pal (a 6-foot-3-inch rabbit) nobody can see, leading his sister to try to get him committed.
Vincente Minnelli's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, a gem of cinematic, picture-postcard Americana and youthful romance starring Judy Garland, marked the beginning of the golden age of MGM musicals. Comedy-drama GOING MY WAY features Bing Crosby in his most famous movie role, as young Father Chuck O’Malley, sent to take over a troubled New York City parish from an aging priest who doesn’t know he’s being replaced.
Double Feature! Director John G. Avildsen In Person!
Larry Karaszewski presents an evening with director John G. Avildsen, who will discuss his work between screenings of 1970's JOE, a low-budget indie tracing the adversarial relationship between a white-collar father (Dennis Patrick) and his hippie daughter (a debuting Susan Sarandon), and 1973's SAVE THE TIGER, with Jack Lemmon as a middle-aged L.A. garment businessman considering desperate and illegal measures to salvage his tanking fashion enterprise.
Dalibor Matanić’s comedy HANDYMEN follows a beleaguered housewife who becomes the object of three men’s affections and is paired with crime drama FLOWER SQUARE, in which a man disguises himself as a priest in order to hear the confession of a hospitalized crime boss.
KINO CROATIA: NEW FILMS 2014
Double Feature! Director Nevio Marasović In Person!
Our annual Croatian film series closes with VIS-À-VIS, which examines a subject close to home for director Nevio Marasović - a filmmaker struggling with the autobiographical script for his next project. It's paired with Bobo Jelčić’s tense look at the war legacy, A STRANGER, which dominated the Pula Film Festival awards this year.