Another screwball comedy gem, this film stars Cary Grant as unscrupulous newspaper editor Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as his ace reporter Hildy Johnson, who also happens to be his ex-wife, newly engaged to another man. FREE.
Based on the slightly scandalous (at least here in Augusta) 1932 novel of the same name by Erskine Caldwell and the hugely successful 1933 Broadway adaptation by Jack Kirkland, this film tells the story of a poor family in rural Georgia that struggles to make ends meet as the clan’s patriarch stubbornly refuses help at every turn. FREE.
This drama, directed by famed documentarian Robert J. Flaherty, was commissioned by the Standard Oil Company to promote its drilling ventures in the Louisiana bayous. Virgil Thomson’s score won the Pulitzer Prize, the only one ever awarded a film score. FREE.