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This December at the Packard Campus Theater

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Friday, December 2, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Sky Pilot (movie poseter)

Sky Pilot (First National, 1921)

King Vidor directed this snowbound film about a preacher  (a “sky pilot”) who helps Colleen Moore walk again after a tragic accident.  Shot, with an abundance of white stuff, in Truckee, California.  The film is silent and will be presented with live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson.  (B&W, 77 minutes)





Saturday, December 3, 2022 @ 2pm

Frozen movie poster

Frozen (Walt Disney, 2013)

Not one but two Disney princesses AND a talking snowman!!  Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” is re-imagined featuring a fine cast of voice actors including Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Josh Gad.  Throw in some good animation, great songs and you have another Disney Classic.  Let yourself go…to the movies! (Color, 102 minutes)





SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2002 @ 7:30pm

The Revenant movie poster

The Revenant (20th Century-Fox, 2015)

Left out in the cold by his fur trading “friends,” Leonard DiCaprio fights the elements and a bear.  Survival and vengeance are both on his mind.  DiCaprio won an Oscar for this role; his first in his long, distinguished career.  Also featured in the film are:  Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Lukas Haas and one very angry bear.  (Color, 156 minutes)





Friday, December 9, 2022 @ 7:30pm

The Ascent movie poster

The Ascent (International Film Circuit, 1977)

Soviet partisans try to survive a cold Russian winter and do so contending with their German Nazi occupiers.  (B&W, 117 minutes; Russian and German with English subtitles.)






Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 2pm

Doctor Zhivago movie poser

Doctor Zhivago (MGM, 1965)

David Lean’s epic tale of the Russian Revolution but also of loves won and lost during tumultuous times.  Omar Shari and Julie Christie star alongside Alec Guinness, Rod Steiger, and Geraldine Chaplin.   The film won the Oscar that year for Best Picture and is the 8th highest-grossing film of all time.  (Color, 197 minutes)





Saturday, December 10 @ 7:30pm

The Thing movie poster

The Thing (Universal, 1982)

Director John Carpenter’s favorite film, a sentiment echoed by his admirers.  Kurt Russell is a member of a US research station in Antarctica (told you there was snow this month) that battles an alien life form.  This “Thing” is a remake of the 1951 film, also a classic of horror.  Supporting Russell in the cast are: Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, and Keith David.  (Color, 109 minutes; Rate R)




Friday, December 16, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Christmas in Connecticut movie poster

Christmas in Connecticut (Warner Bros., 1945)

Barbara Stanwyck stars in the lovely Christmas confection as an unmarried, big city magazine writer who, to sell her homey stories, poses as a farm wife.  The magic of Christmas and of her handsome war vet (Dennis Morgan) upsets the ruse.  Also in the cast are Sidney Greenstreet and a very funny S.Z. Sakall.  In 1992, the film was remade for television.  That version starred Dyan Cannon and was directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger (!).   (B&W, 101 minutes)





Saturday, December 17, 2022 @ 2pm

A Christmas Story movie poster

A Christmas Story (MGM/UA, 1983)

Just as the sequel comes close to opening in theaters, let’s revisit the original modern classic:  Little Ralphie, a Red Ryder BB gun an bad bunny costume.  Peter Billingsley stars in the beloved film based upon the writings of Jean Shepherd.  This film was added to the Library’s National Film Registry in 2012.  (Color, 93 minutes)




Saturday, December 17, 2022 @ 7:30pm

White Christmas movie poster

White Christmas (Paramount, 1954)

Lovely musical–whose reputation grows every year–with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.  Crosby and Kaye star as successful song-and-dance team who become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save a failing Vermont inn.  (Color, 120 minutes).





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