The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, June 8 (7:30 p.m.)
A Global Affair (MGM, 1964)
Bob Hope stars as Frank Larrimore, an official at the United Nations in New York, who finds himself in charge of an infant that was abandoned in the building. Besides being an inexperienced bachelor having to cope with a baby, he has to determine what nationality the child is since he was abandoned on international territory. Directed and co-written by Jack Arnold, the cast of the comedy features Liselotte Pulver, who received a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination for her performance, Yvonne DeCarlo, Michele Mercier and John McGiver. An ongoing exhibition, “Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture,” drawn from the personal papers, joke files, films, radio and television broadcasts, and other materials donated to the Library of Congress by Bob Hope and his family, can be seen at the Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Friday, June 9 (7:30 p.m.)
Casino (Universal, 1995 – R-rated*)
Martin Scorsese directed this epic crime drama about a corrupt Las Vegas casino. Robert De Niro stars as world-class gambling handicapper Sam “Ace” Rothstein; Joe Pesci as Mafia underboss Nicky Santoro, and Sharon Stone as Ace’s scheming, self-absorbed wife Ginger. The film is based on the non-fiction book “Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas” by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. Stone received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her performance. * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Saturday, June 10 (2 p.m.)
The Goonies (Warner Bros., 1985)
Adapted by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, The Goonies follows a group of misfit kids who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, as they try to save their homes from demolition for a Country Club. In the process, they discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of legendary 17th-century pirate One-Eyed Willy. This energetic family comedy-adventure features Corey Feldman, Sean Astin, Jeff Cohen, Josh Brolin and Martha Plimpton in the ensemble cast.
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