More movies telling the stories of magnificent musicians! Come and see–and hear–us!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (Warner Bros, 1942) – George M. Cohan
For the first two decades of the 20th Century, no one was bigger on Broadway than George M. Cohan. Performer, songwriter, producer, and theater owner, Cohan did it all. He even wrote the Great White Way’s theme song “Give My Regards to Broadway.” Usual tough guy James Cagney showed his song and dance chops in his masterful portrayal of Cohan. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 1993. Black & White, 126 minutes.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Doors (TriStar, 1985) – The Doors
Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore formed one of the great rock bands of the sixties. It was chiefly Morrison’s charisma and then his death that account for the rise and fall of the group. Val Kilmer received almost universal praise for his portrayal of the charismatic yet troubled Morrison. The band’s debut album The Doors was added to the National Recording Registry in 2014. Rated R. Color, 141 minutes.
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