This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA)
As September fades into the October, the Packard Campus Theater finishes with the “future,” and looks at various “Monsters Among Us.” But, first, we embrace the “silents.”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
“The Song of Life” (Associated First National, 1922)
John Stahl directed this tale of a woman who finds life unbearable so abandons her husband and child. Years later the woman and her son cross paths.
B&W, 84 minutes. Live musical accompaniment by Jon Mirsalis.
[PLEASE NOTE: In case of a government shutdown, the screenings of October 1st will be cancelled.]
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 @ 2:00 p.m.
Gaslight (MGM, 1944)
Not all monsters are ugly, and not do just physical harm. Charles Boyer plays with Ingrid Bergman’s sanity in this George Cukor directed classic. “Gaslight” was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 2019.
B&W, 114 minutes.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
Psycho (Universal, 1960)
It would be giving away too much to tell you who the monster is in this Alfred Hitchcock film. But best to stay out of the shower. “Psycho” was added to the Library’s National Film Registry in 1992. For more about this film, see this essay by film scholar Charles Taylor.
B&W, 109 minutes.