Flashback Cinema




Doctor Zhivago
September 17 & 20
Doctor Zhivago(1965)

To Catch a Thief (1955)
September 24 & 27
To Catch a Thief (1955)(1955)
Director Alfred Hitchcock was a master of stylish romantic thrillers and this is one of his best. Cary Grant plays a former cat burglar out to clear his name and Grace Kelly is an alluring heiress dripping in jewels. This wide-screen Technicolor production is full of beautiful French Riviera locations and Edith Head costumes. The fireworks scene may be one of the most romantic ever filmed. (“Even in this light, I can tell where your eyes are looking.”) Rated PG

Rio Bravo
October 1 & 4
Rio Bravo(1959)
Classic western with John Wayne as a sheriff standing guard over a killer (Claude Akin) whose gang aims to spring him from jail. Will the Duke prevail, with the help of his deputies (Dean Martin and Walter Brennan) and a young gunslinger named Colorado (50’s heartthrob Ricky Nelson)? Did we mention this is a John Wayne movie? (“If any trouble starts around this jail, before anybody can get to you you're gonna get accidentally shot.”) Rated PG

Fifth Element, The
October 8 & 11
The Fifth Element(1997)
A science fiction hit whose reputation has grown even bigger in the 20 years since it was released. Bruce Willis is 23rd century cab driver Korben Dallas and Milla Jovovich is Leeloo, a mysterious young woman who needs his help to save Earth from destruction. Gary Oldman plays the quirky villain Zorg and Chris Tucker is the over-the-top radio host Ruby Rhod. Willis is at his best as the tough-guy hero. (“Anybody else want to negotiate?”) Rated PG-13

October 15 & 18
The cult comedy based on the popular board game. Murder is on the menu at a mysterious dinner party at a secluded mansion. The top-flight comedic cast includes Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Leslie Ann Warren, Michael McKean, Martin Mull and Eileen Brennan. Presented here with all three of its original alternate endings. (“I have absolutely no idea what we're doing here…but I am determined to enjoy myself!”) Rated PG

Ghostbusters (1984)
October 22 & 25
Ghostbusters (1984)(1984)
New York City is experiencing a dramatic increase in paranormal activity, and Sigourney Weaver may have a demonic spirit living in her refrigerator. So who’s she gonna call? This comedy blockbuster written by and starring Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis also stars Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, who along with his fellow parapsychologists tries to worn the mayor of the coming crisis. (“Dogs and cats, living together…mass hysteria!”) Rated PG

Shining, The
October 29 & 1
The Shining(1980)
Stanley Kubrick directed what many consider one of the scariest movies ever. Jack Nicholson (“Here’s Johnny!”) is a writer who takes a job as a caretaker of an off-season hotel with a really…bad…past. He and his family are virtually alone in the spooky old building. Or are they? Shelly Duvall, as Nicholson’s distraught wife, discovers her husband is turning into someone she barely recognizes. (“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”) Rated R