In celebration of the upcoming Academy Awards, The Chatham Film Club is screening four classic films in the upcoming Hooray for Hollywood mini-film festival. This is a rare opportunity to see these classic films on the big screen, two films will be screened each day, on Saturday, February 14th & Sunday, February 15th, starting with The Bad and The Beautiful AT 1 PM. A 1952 MGM film about an unscrupulous film producer who alienates everyone around him, the film received 5 Academy nominations and stars Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner.
On Saturday at 4PM, The Player, a cutting satire directed by Robert Altman in 1992. Tim Robbins plays a Hollywood studio executive who murders an aspiring screenwriter. On Sunday, February 15th, 1PM, is Sunset Boulevard, the 1950 film noir, directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden, it is often cited as one of the greatest films of American cinema. Singin’ in the Rain (1952), at 4PM, will be the final screening in this series. This all-time favorite was directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donan and stars Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.
In addition to the screenings, audience members will be encouraged to fill out Chatham Film Club’s Oscar Ballots, giving their best guess on the Academy Award winners this year. Winning ballots with the most correct guesses will be given movie passes to the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, NY.
All films are open to the public. Tickets are $5 at the door, $4 for Chatham Film Club members. For more information, visit www.thechathamfilmclub.org