FILM: Gangsters & Goddesses
Bad boys. Luminous leading ladies. Where would Tinseltown be without them? Celebrate these cinematic icons with 12 classic films featuring criminal masterminds and beguiling beauties. It's a drop-dead gorgeous offer you can't refuse.
Mondays at 6:30 pm
June 25—August 20 (except July 23)
- 6/25: Scarface (1932)
A ruthless rising mobster takes on a rival gang.
- 7/2: Gilda (1946)
Love complicates lives of casino owner, gambler, and seductive woman. Rita Hayworth.
- 7/9: Little Caesar (1931)
Two hoodlums have different plans for the future. Edward G. Robinson. AFI’s Top 10 Gangster Films.
- 7/16: Show Boat (1951)
Kern/Hammerstein musical about two riverboat show couples’ stormy lives. Starring Kathryn Grayson & Ava Gardner.
- 7/23: OFF
- 7/30: The Public Enemy (1931)
A greedy bootlegger and his honest military brother clash. James Cagney & Jean Harlow.
- 8/6: Picnic (1955)
An arrogant drifter falls for his friend’s girlfriend. William Holden & Kim Novak. Two Oscars.
- 8/13: The Petrified Forest (1936)
A depressed drifter helps an unhappy woman follower her dreams. Bette Davis & Humphrey Bogart.
- 8/20: BUtterfield 8 (1960)
A fashion model has second thoughts about an affair. Elizabeth Taylor (Best Actress Oscar).
Sundays at 1:30 pm
- 9/9: A Place in the Sun (1951)
A young man’s new social status brings love problems. Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters. 6 Oscars.
- 9/16: Vertigo (1958)
A dizzying mystery from director Alfred Hitchcock. James Stewart & Kim Novak.
- 9/23: Some Like It Hot (1959)
Mob hit witnesses hide in drag in a female band. Director: Billy Wilder. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon.
- 9/30: The Godfather (1972)
A reluctant son takes over the family crime business. Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino. 3 Oscars
Shown in large-screen digital projection. Free popcorn.
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