The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus.
Friday, June 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Gaslight (MGM, 1944)
Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer star in this classic chiller about a man who slowly manipulates his wife into believing she is going insane. This second adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gas Light (a British production was released in 1940) was directed by George Cukor. It received seven Oscar nominations including Best Picture and won two–-Best Art Direction and Best Actress for Bergman. Angela Lansbury, making her film debut, was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Also notable in the supporting cast are Joseph Cotten and Dame May Whitty. 114 minutes.
Saturday, June 11 (2 p.m.)
Ratatouille (Disney-Pixar, 2007)
Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) is a French rat with great ambitions of becoming a chef who forms an unusual alliance with Linguini (Lou Romano), a young kitchen worker at a famous Parisian restaurant. The film, co-written and directed by Brad Bird, was nominated for five Oscars including Best Original Screenplay and Best Animated Film. Among the cast of voice actors are Ian Holm, Janeane Garofalo, and Peter O’Toole as Anton Ego, a restaurant critic. 111 minutes.
Saturday, June 11 (7:30 p.m.)
Purple Rain (Warner Bros., 1984)
Prince stars as “The Kid,” a young Minneapolis musician, in this semi-autobiographical story. Facing an abusive situation at home, the Kid must contend with a rival musician who is trying to steal his new girlfriend Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero), a beautiful newcomer to the Minneapolis music scene. Also featured in the cast are Morris Day and Clarence Williams III. Most of the songs in the film were recorded live. “Purple Rain” won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and Prince won two Grammy Awards in 1985 for the soundtrack album from the film. The soundtrack album was named to the National Recording Registry in 2012. 111 minutes.
Titles are subject to change. Some features will be preceded by short subjects.
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