BLFF CLASSIC FILM NIGHT 2017
Jan 9 - FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Sean Connery-115 min.-1963 - Metro Goldwyn Mayer-Director Terence Young
The evil SPECTRE organization has a plan to steal a decoder that will access Russian state secrets, causing unbalance in the world order. It is up to Bond to seize the device first.
Feb 13 - CHARLEY'S AUNT
Jack Benny, Anne Baxter-80 min.-1941-Warner Bros.-Director Archie Mayo
Jack and Charley, university students, need a chaperone to entertain young society ladies. They ask a male friend to be Charley's aunt to escort them. Charley's real aunt shows up and...shock, she's already there! Comedy
Mar 13 - CHARLOTTE GRAY
Cate Clanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon-120 min.-2001-Warner Bros.-Director Gillian Armstrong
A British, Australian, German film drama set in Vichy France during World War II. The story is based on the exploits of women in Great Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) who worked with the French resistance in Nazi-occupied France. The character Charlotte Gray is a composite based on such SOE agents as Pearl Cornioley, Nancy Wake, Odette Sansom and Violette Szabo.
Apr 10 - IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
Bridget Fonda, Nicholas Cage, Rosie Perez-101 min.-1994 Columbia Pictures-Director A. Bergman
In this romantic comedy, a police officer promises to share his lottery ticket with a waitress in lieu of a tip if he wins.
May 8 - THE COTTON CLUB
Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane-128 min.-1984-Metro Goldwyn Mayer-Director FF Cappola
Coppola's masterpiece exposes the most violent and passionate era America has ever known - the age of jazz and glamour in the kingdom of organized crime. Its violence startled the nation. Its music startled the world. Welcome to the Cotton Club!
Jun 12 - DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
Marlene Dietrich, Jimmy Stewart-94 min.-1939-MCA Universal- Director George Marshall
Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns, is called to restore order to the corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Reluctant to undertake such a task, he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy, an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like "The Boys in the Back Room," while winning the hero's heart.
Jul 10 - LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON
Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper-130 min.-1957-Warner Brothers- director Billy Wilder
A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client. She gives him a dose of his own medicine!
Aug 14 - INHERIT THE WIND
Spenser Tracy, Gene Kelly-127 min.-1960-Metro Goldwyn Mayer- Director Stanley Kramer
Based on the famous Scopes Monkey trial of 1925 a Tennessee school teacher Bertram Cates is arrested for teaching his students Darwin's theory of evolution. The case receives national attention. A newspaper reporter arranges to bring in renowned atheist defense attorney Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy) to defend Cates. The prosecutor is a former presidential candidate and famous evangelist.
Sept 11 - THE SEA HAWK
Errol Flynn-127 min.-1940-Warner Bros.-Director Michael Curtiz Geoffrey
Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
Oct 9 - ONE BODY TOO MANY
Bela Lugosi - 74 min. - 1944 - Universal Pictures - Director Frank McDonald
Spooky mansion, dead owner, lots of hungry relatives waiting for the reading of a will. An insurance salesman is mistaken for a private eye, forced to solve the murders.
Nov 13 - RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP
Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster-93 min.-1958-Metro Goldwyn Mayer- Director Robert Wise
A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.
Dec 11 - DRIVING MISS DAISY
Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman-100 min.-1989-Warner Bros.-Director Bruce Beresford.
Over 25 years, as the American South changes, the friendship between a highly independent, eccentric Jewish matron and the stalwart and very patient African American widower chauffeur.