The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, March 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Jazz Greats on the Dick Cavett Show (ABC, 1971-72)
Drawing from the nearly 2,000 hours of Dick Cavett’s decades-long talk-show series that Cavett donated to the Library of Congress last year, this program will highlight some of the great jazz artists who appeared on the show. Included are two appearances by Louis Armstrong, one of which aired just months before Satchmo’s death in 1971. Interviews and performances by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, The Modern Jazz Quartet and Earl “Fatha” Hines round out the program. Also included is a segment from the 50th Anniversary Salute to Louis Armstrong that aired on the “Hollywood Palace,” May 1, 1965, with guests Jimmy Durante and Edward G. Robinson. 96 min.
Friday, March 16 (7:30 p.m.)
My Left Foot (Miramax, 1989 – R-Rated*)
Daniel Day-Lewis earned his first Oscar nomination (and win) for portraying Irish writer and painter Christy Brown in this biographical drama. Born with cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class family, Brown became an author and artist by learning to write and paint with his only controllable limb–his left foot. Brenda Fricker won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Christy’s mother. 103 min. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Saturday, March 17 (7:30 p.m.)
The Manchurian Candidate (United Artists, 1962)
During the Korean conflict, prisoners of war (including Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey) are brainwashed by the Communists to lay the foundation for high-level political maneuvering once they return home. Haunted by nightmares, Sinatra is determined to solve the mystery behind his terror and eventually discovers the heart of the scheme. Directed by John Frankenheimer, this Cold War suspense thriller features Oscar nominated Angela Lansbury and Janet Leigh in the cast. It was added to the National Film Registry in 1994. Rated PG-13. 126 min.
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