Films on Friday: Sounder (1972)

SRP Auditorium at the Morris Museum

Starring Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield (both of whom were nominated for Academy Awards) and supported by thirteen-year-old Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, and Taj Mahal, the film concerns a family of sharecroppers struggling with economic deprivation and personal hardship at the height of the Great Depression. FREE. 

Films on Friday: Lassie Come Home (1943)

SRP Auditorium at the Morris Museum

The first in a series of seven MGM films starring Lassie, this one stars eleven-year-old Elizabeth Taylor and fourteen-year-old Roddy McDowall in a story about the profound bond between a boy and his collie. FREE.

Films on Friday: Best in Show (2000)

SRP Auditorium at the Morris Museum

This zany mockumentary, cowritten by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy, follows contestants and their dogs as they prepare for the Mayflower Dog Show. The cast includes Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard, and Parker Posey, among others. FREE.

Films on Friday: Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)

SRP Auditorium at the Morris Museum

Based on the children’s novel by Wilson Rawls, this heartwarming and adventurous tale is about a boy and his dream of owning two red-bone coonhounds. It stars James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, and Stewart Peterson. FREE. 

Films on Friday: Moby Dick (1956)

SRP Auditorium at the Morris Museum

Directed by John Huston and adapted by Ray Bradbury and Huston from Herman Melville’s iconic novel, the film boasts an all-star cast that includes Gregory Peck as the obsessed Captain Ahab and Richard Basehart as Ishmael, around whom the story revolves, as well as Leo Genn, Harry Andrews, James Robertson Justice, and Noel Purcell. FREE. 

Films on Friday: Wuthering Heights (1939)

SRP Auditorium at the Morris Museum

A plushly upholstered Samuel Goldwyn production, this film was adapted by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur from Emily Brontë’s classic novel and stars Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier as the doomed lovers Cathy and Heathcliff, David Niven, Flora Robson, and Leo G. Carroll, among others, round out the cast. FREE.