Screenings in Congress Square Park

Buster Keaton’s The General (1926)

Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 6:30 PM

After being rejected by the Confederate military, not realizing it was due to his crucial civilian role, an engineer must single-handedly recapture his beloved locomotive after it is seized by Union spies and return it through enemy lines.
Exterminating Angel

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Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Monday, October 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM

After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room… and over the next few days all the elaborate pretenses and facades that they’ve built up by virtue of their position in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals…

Casablanca

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Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca (1942)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick’s cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick’s, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.

Screenings in Congress Square Park

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922)

Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Wisbourg, Germany based estate agent Knock dispatches his associate, Hutter, to Count Orlok’s castle in Transylvania as the Count wants to purchase an isolated house in Wisbourg. They plan on selling him the one across the way from Hutter’s own home. Hutter leaves his innocent wife, Ellen, with some friends while he is away. Hutter’s trek is an unusual one, with many locals not wanting to take him near the castle where strange events have been occurring. Once at the castle, Hutter does manage to sell the Count the house, but he also notices and feels unusual occurrences, primarily feeling like there is a dark shadow hanging over him, even in the daytime when the Count is unusually asleep. Hutter eventually sees the Count’s sleeping chamber in a crypt, and based on a book he has recently read, believes the Count is really a vampire or Nosferatu. While Hutter is trapped in the castle, the Count, hiding in a shipment of coffins, makes his way to Wisbourg, causing death along his way, which most attribute to the plague. Hutter himself tries to rush home to save his town and most importantly save Ellen from Nosferatu’s imminent arrival. In Wisbourg, Ellen can feel the impending darkness as Nosferatu gets closer. But she learns that a sinless woman can sacrifice herself to kill the vampire. Will Hutter be able to save Ellen either from Nosferatu and/or her self-sacrifice?

Shown with live musical accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz on piano!

Sunset Boulevard

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Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM

In Hollywood of the 50’s, the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking in returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion in Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, who lives alone with her butler and driver Max Von Mayerling. Norma is demented and believes she will return to the cinema industry, and is protected and isolated from the world by Max, who was her director and husband in the past and still loves her. Norma proposes Joe to move to the mansion and help her in writing a screenplay for her comeback to the cinema, and the small-time writer becomes her lover and gigolo. When Joe falls in love for the young aspirant writer Betty Schaefer, Norma becomes jealous and completely insane and her madness leads to a tragic end.

The Haunting 1963

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Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963)

Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion. As time goes by it becomes obvious that they have gotten more than they bargained for as the ghostly presence in the house manifests itself in horrific and deadly ways.

masculin feminin

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Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculine/Feminine (1966)

Monday, December 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and disillusioned with civilian life. As his girlfriend builds herself a career as a pop singer, Paul becomes more isolated from his friends and peers (‘the children of Marx and Coca Cola’, as the credits announce) and their social and emotional politics.

It's a Wonderful Life

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Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Sullivan's Travels

Screenings at Yarmouth Historical Society

Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Hollywood director John L. Sullivan sets out to experience life as a homeless person in order to gain relevant life experience for his next movie.

Here is Your Life

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Jan Troell’s Here is Your Life (1966)

Monday, January 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Eyvind Johnson, Here’s Your Life tells the story of a working-class boy coming of age in rural Sweden during the first World War. Director Jan Troell’s striking visual style is on display, as are cameos from some of Swedish cinema’s biggest stars.

Trouble in Paradise

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Ernst Lubitsch’s Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM

A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.

The Soft Skin

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François Truffaut’s The Soft Skin (1964)

Monday, February 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Pierre Lachenay, a middle-aged, well-known publisher and lecturer, is married to Franca, an unbalanced woman, and father of Sabine, a 10-year-old girl. While traveling to Lisbon for a lecture, Pierre Lachenay has a one night stand with Nicole, the Panair do Brasil air stewardess. He wants to see her again and again, they travel to Reims together, and Pierre hides the affair from his family, mostly to spare his daughter the anguish of a separation. Nicole is taking it lightly but Pierre, misunderstanding her feelings and expectations, decides to live with her. The couple’s break-up leads to a tragic end.

Fail Safe

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Sidney Lumet’s Fail Safe (1964)

Monday, March 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM

‘A series of human and computer errors sends a squadron of American ‘Vindicator’ bombers to nuke Moscow. The President, in order to convince the Soviets that this is a mistake, orders the Strategic Air Command to help the Soviets stop them.

Our Man in Havana

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Carol Reed’s Our Man in Havana (1959)

Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Jim Wormold is an expatriate Englishman living in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter Milly. He owns a vacuum cleaner shop but isn’t very successful so he accepts an offer from Hawthorne of the British Secret Service to recruit a network of agents in Cuba. Wormold hasn’t got a clue where to start but when his friend Dr. Hasselbacher suggests that the best secrets are known to no one, he decides to manufacture a list of agents and provides fictional tales for the benefit of his masters in London. He is soon seen as the best agent in the Western Hemisphere but it all begins to unravel when the local police decode his cables and start rounding up his “network” and he learns that he is the target of a group out to kill him.

Lucia

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Humberto Solás’ Lucía (1968)

Monday, May 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930s, and the 1960s.