1934, Warner Bros., 81 min, USA, Dir: W.S. Van Dyke

On the lam from the cops, ladies man and racketeer Jack “Lucky” Wilson (Robert Montgomery) is wounded by a bullet and taken in by a farmer. As it turns out, a farm is the perfect hide-out for a crook, and Lucky stays on with the chickens and roosters while the police unsuccessfully look for him. But when Lucky meets and falls for the farmer’s lovely daughter Pauline (Maureen O’Sullivan), he must somehow reconcile his double life - his gangster ways and his current cow-milking - so that he can be with the woman he loves. A wonderfully funny crime comedy from director W.S. Van Dyke (THE THIN MAN)! With Mickey Rooney and Edward Arnold.

1965, 90 min, USA, Dir: James Bruner

Neo-realism meets Cassavettes meets Fellini meets '60s youth angst film in this early American New Wave work in this truly unique - and previously considered lost - film by director James Bruner. West (Stuart Anderson) borrows his father's yacht and takes a group of his friends to Catalina Island for a weekend of fun. Yet over the course of one night, the merriment sours as West and another young man begin to vie competitively for the affections of Diana (Valora Noland). Shot in elegant black-and-white by cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and tonally akin to European arthouse films of the 1960s, SUMMER CHILDREN goes beyond the beach party genre of the era and explores the nuanced feelings and emotions of young people on the verge of adulthood. This film became a lost film, an orphan, during the 1960s. It wasn't until the early 2000s after an exhaustive search and research that reconnected the cast and crew, that the original negatives resurfaced in a New York vault and prints and sound elements were found in other locations over time. For the first time, Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC was able to density balance his work to his artistic taste. A full restoration project then got underway bringing the film to a new luster while maintaining the patina of european art films of the 1960s. Don't miss this opportunity to see a long-lost-and-found gem on the big screen!

1956, Warner Bros., 201 min, USA, Dir: George Stevens

Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean (in his last role) star in this sprawling account of the rise of a Texas oil family. Stevens moves back and forth between epic social commentary and intimate family melodrama with ease, and Boris Levin’s stunning art direction is a wonder to behold on the big screen. Stevens won the Academy Award for Best Director.

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