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Movie poster for film: Harry Belaftone walks down deserted city street pulling a child's wagon
"TheWorld, the Flesh and the Devil" (1959)

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (May 19 and 20, 2023)

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We close out our month-long look at disaster films with this trio of films about catastrophes and the people who survive them…or do they?

Triptych of stars--Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens and Mel Ferrer--shown above title of film.
“The World, The Flesh and the Devil” (1959)

Friday, May 19 @7:30pm

“The World, the Flesh and the Devil” (1959)

More post-disaster than disaster is this film where a miner emerges from a cave-in (a disaster in itself) to discover that most of mankind has been destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. The talented Harry Belafonte, who shows he is more than just a singer, stars. (Black and white, 95 minutes)

Illustation of couple on wood plank in water.
“The Johnstown Flood” (1926)

Saturday, May 20 @ 2pm

“The Johnstown Flood” (1926)

The print ad for the film says it all:  “Eight towns destroyed, 12,000 lives sacrificed, scenes of terror and moments of inspiring heroism!  Disaster sought to separate them but heroism reunited them, the thrilling romance of a boy and a girl who survived a terrifying experience.”  (Silent, black and white, 60 minutes + short subjects; musical accompaniment by Ben Model; print courtesy of George Eastman Museum)

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock shown looking straight out as flaming bus is shown in lower right-hand corner
“Speed,” 1994

Saturday, May 20 @ 7:30pm

“Speed” (1994)

Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock star in this iconic summer blockbuster about a bus wired to blow-up if it goes under 50mph!  Hold onto your seat, this film moves!  Although the real disaster is the film’s sequel.  (Color, 116 minutes)


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