The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, August 17 (7:30 p.m.)
Each Dawn I Die (Warner Bros., 1939)
James Cagney stars as cocky reporter Frank Ross in this fast-paced crime drama directed by William Keighley. While investigating a crooked district attorney running for governor, Ross is framed for manslaughter and sent to prison where he befriends a famous gangster “Hood” Stacey (George Raft). The film also features George Bancroft as the no-nonsense prison warden, Victor Jory, Jane Bryan and Maxie Rosenbloom. Each Dawn I Die was a box-office hit and remains a favorite among devotees of Warner Bros. gangster movies.
Friday, August 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Eli Cook – River of Blues: a Performance Celebrating the Story of Blues Music in America (Live) — SOLD OUT!
The legendary Son House (1902-1988) was known to say “Blues is a feelin’.” Eli Cook’s music expresses that same raw honesty in a unique blend of contemporary and old-school styles, creating an original sound at the fore-front of modern blues and rock. Eli took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. Following the tradition of the great blues men, he performed in churches and late-night gospel revivals with only his acoustic and deep baritone voice, while playing every hole-in-the-wall bar that could handle his electric power trio. Blending the influences of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Fred MacDowell, Bukka White and Lightning Hopkins with the likes of Clutch, Soundgarden, C.O.C, and Rage Against the Machine, he forged a fresh sound, alive with the southern blues tradition. Eli’s new album High-Dollar Gospel will be released in August 2017. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at http://www.elicook.eventbrite.com beginning on July 19.
Saturday, August 19 (7:30 p.m.)
True Lies (20th Century Fox, 1994 – R-rated *)
James Cameron co-wrote, produced and directed this action comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Harry Tasker, a spy in an ultra-secret, high tech government agency. His wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) thinks he’s just a nerdy computer salesman. But when Harry’s identities collide, the Taskers find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists, fighting to save their marriage and their lives. True Lies was Oscar nominated for Best Visual Effects and Jamie Lee Curtis won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a musical or comedy. The supporting cast includes Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton and Art Malik. * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
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