AFI Preview November 27-February 6 - page 12

Daily Listings: 301.495.6700
New DCP!
Sat, Nov 30, 4:00
In person: George Stevens, Jr.
This 1964 film, produced by the United States Information
Agency (USIA), chronicles the 1,000 days of the Kennedy
Administration, documenting accomplishments in the areas
of foreign policy, the space race and civil rights; and offers
intimate and poignant glimpses of Kennedy family life. Named
one of the Ten Best Films of the Year by The National Board of
Review. Narrated by Gregory Peck and produced by George
Stevens, Jr.
DIR/SCR Bruce Herschensohn; PROD George Stevens, Jr. US, 1964/1966,
color/b&w, 85 min. NOT RATED
Stevens, the widely honored film and television producer,
former head of the USIA Motion Picture Service (1962-67),
and founding director of the American Film Institute, will
UIJT TDSFFOJOH QPTTJCMF Warner Bros, HBO, the National
Archives, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
#96 on AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies
Sat, Dec 21, 3:10
In person: Glenn Frankel, author of “The
Searchers: The Making of an American
THE SEARCHERS is perhaps John Ford’s
greatest film, and frequently cited as among
the greatest films of all time. Along with RED
RIVER, John Wayne’s performance here
ranks as his most complex, combining a
commanding authority with darkest obsessions. Wayne’s
anti-hero Ethan Edwards is implacable in his efforts to track
down the Indians who massacred his brother’s family and took
young niece Debbie hostage. Jeffrey Hunter, his adopted
nephew and fellow searcher, is concerned that if they find
Debbie, Ethan's intentions may be more murderous than
DIR John Ford; SCR Frank S. Nugent, from the novel by Alan Le May; PROD C. V.
Whitney. US, 1956, color, 119 min. NOT RATED
Sun, Dec 1, 1:30—Live musical accompaniment by
Donald Sosin
Mon, Dec 2, 3:20; Tue, Dec 3, 3:20—Recorded orchestral
track composed & conducted by Carl Davis
Harold Lamb, a naïve, wide-eyed freshman, heads off to Tate
University hoping to emulate his movie idol, The College Hero,
and springboard himself to popularity. He even makes the football
team—as a combination water-boy/tackling dummy. But he gets
his chance to make a name for himself in the big game, when his
football coach, with injured starters and a badly depleted bench,
has no choice but to put Harold on the field. Will the spindly and
bespectacled frosh make good, or be trampled underfoot by the
rival team’s rugged leatherheads? THE FRESHMAN was Harold
Lloyd’s most successful film of the ‘20s and is widely considered
one of his best.
DIR/SCR Sam Taylor; SCR Ted Wilde, John Grey, TimWhelan; PROD Harold
Lloyd. US, 1925, b&w, 76 min. NOT RATED
Fri, Nov 29, 4:00; Sat, Nov 30, 12:40
Put a fence in front of these men…and they’ll climb it. A motley
crew of Allied POWs plot to escape a Nazi prison camp in this
rip-roaring WWII thriller. Led by Richard Attenborough, this all-star
squad features Charles Bronson as a claustrophobic tunnel digger,
James Garner as a talented “scrounger,” and Steve McQueen as
a cool loner (“the Cooler King”) with an affinity for motorcycling.
John Sturges’ crisp pacing and deft action sequences combine
with Elmer Bernstein’s stirring score to make a rousing screen
entertainment—an action drama with an existentialist spirit. Based
on a true story.
DIR/PROD John Sturges; SCR James Clavell, W. R. Burnett, from the book by
Paul Brickhill. US, 1963, color, 172 min. NOT RATED
Special Engagements
#3 on AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals
#10 on AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies
Wed, Nov 27, 3:00, 9:30; Thu, Nov 28, 3:00, 9:30;
Fri, Nov 29, 11:00 a.m., 7:30; Sat, Nov 30, 10:30 a.m.,
Sun, Dec 1, 11:00 a.m.; Mon, Dec 2, 5:00; Tue, Dec 3, 5:00
“Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!” When Louis B. Mayer
couldn’t get Shirley Temple, he took a gamble and cast Judy
Garland as Dorothy, the lonely dreamer from Kansas who runs
away with her dog Toto and is transported over the rainbow to
the magical land of Oz. Six Oscar nominations, with wins for
Best Score and Best Song (“Over the Rainbow”).
DIR Victor Fleming;
SCR Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by
L. Frank Baum; PROD Mervyn LeRoy. US, 1939, b&w/color, 101 min. NOT RATED
Fri, Nov 29, 1:10;
Sat, Nov 30, 6:30;
Sun, Dec 1, 3:30
With the upcoming release
(the behind-the-scenes story
of Walt Disney’s decades-
long courting of P. L.
Travers, author of “Mary
Poppins,” to allow him to
adapt her book for the
screen), now is the perfect
time to see this classic on
the big screen. Julie
Andrews stars as Mary
Poppins, beloved nanny to the Banks family in her Oscar-
winning screen debut. Dick Van Dyke is her oldest friend, a
cockney chimney sweep. Adding to the film's charm are the
many memorable Sherman Brothers tunes, such as "A
Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and
"Chim Chim Cher-ee"—the Oscar winner for Best Song.
Robert Stevenson; SCR Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, from the books by P. L. Travers; PROD Walt
Disney. US, 1964, color, 139 min. RATED G
50th Anniversary!
#7 on AFI's 100 Years…100 Thrills.
Fri, Nov 29, 9:45; Sun, Dec 1, 8:30;
Mon, Dec 2, 9:15; Tue, Dec 3, 9:15
Chaos reigns in Bodega Bay when an
avian invasion descends upon the
town. Alfred Hitchcock's high-water
mark for controlled atmosphere and
mastery of cinematic technique, with
methodical build-ups of tension and
sudden visitations of terror from above.
Tippi Hedren famously endured endless
takes of harrowing bird attacks; Rod Taylor is her callow lover,
Jessica Tandy his icy mother and Suzanne Pleshette his jilted ex,
a local schoolteacher who bravely defends her own flock.
Instead of providing a score, composer Bernard Herrmann
supervised the sound design of the bird sequences—all
blood-curdling screeches, sudden flutters and the whooshing of
DIR/PROD Alfred Hitchcock; SCR Evan Hunter, from the story by Daphne du Maurier. US,
1963, color, 119 min. NOT RATED
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