Written and directed by Preston Sturges, this dark screwball comedy stars Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallée, and Barbara Lawrence. The film concerns a famed symphony orchestra conductor’s failed attempt to murder his wife, who he believes has been unfaithful to him. It is generally considered Sturges’s last great film. The screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are…
Is it the Greatest Musical of All Time, as AFI claims? Decide for yourselves. But there is no denying the charms of this all-singing, all-dancing classic about the early days of sound films, starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor. FREE.
AFI’s Funniest American Movie of All Time: Some Like It Hot (1959). Directed, cowritten, and coproduced by the inimitable Billy Wilder, this film is a romantic comedy about two hapless musicians fleeing the mob. It stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. FREE.
A late masterpiece from director John Ford and one of the most influential movies ever made, The Searchers stars John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, and a very young Natalie Wood in a tale of revenge. FREE.
Directed by Orson Welles, it is a thinly disguised film à clef about newspaper titan William Randolph Hearst. It stars Welles, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead, and Joseph Cotten. FREE.