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Lavish illustration of film stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrisoon for "My Fair Lady"; pink film poster.
"My Fair Lady" film poster

This Weekend at the Packard Campus (March 31 – April 1, 2023)

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One month ends and another begins and we still want to go to the movies!

Lavish illustration of film stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrisoon for "My Fair Lady"; pink film poster.
Movie poster for “My Fair Lady” with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, 1964

March 31 @ 7:30pm

“My Fair Lady” (Warner Bros., 1964)

George Bernard Shaw’s plays “Pygmalion” made it to Broadway first in 1914 and was filmed in 1938. Lerner and Lowe kept much of the dialogue of the original but added songs and gave the film a brand new name. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1956 and made a star of a young Julie Andrews. Andrews was not held over for the film version–Audrey Hepburn took the lead–but Rex Harrison marvelously was. (Color, 170 minutes, National Film Registry, 2018).

Film poster for "Labyrinth," David Bowie at top center of busy color illustration of scenes/characters in the film
Film poster for “Labyrinth,” 1986

April 1, 2023 @ 2pm

“Labyrinth” (Henson/Lucas, 1986)

David Bowie and some of Jim Henson’s most exotic puppets populate this elaborate fantasy with Jennifer Connelley as a young girl transported far, far away to rescue her young brother. (Color, 101 minutes).

Movie poster for "Wizard of Oz," 1939, faces of Judy Garland and other cast members in costume, sepia-toned photo of Munchkins in upper-right corner; titles and cast spelled out at angle
Movie poster for “Wizard of Oz,” 1939

April 1, 2023 @ 7:30pm

“The Wizard of Oz” (MGM, 1939)

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!  Come–not over the rainbow–but to the Packard Campus to see the classic film on the big screen.  Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Bert Lahr, Jack Haiey, and the whole colorful crew.  (Black and white and color; 101 minutes; National Film Registry 1989).

To learn more about the film, see this essay.



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