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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (October 10, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.

Kelly’s Heroes (MGM, 1970)

Thursday, October 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Kelly’s Heroes (MGM, 1970)
Clint Eastwood stars as the title character in this anti-war comedy/bank-job caper directed by Brian G. Hutton. Kelly is the leader of a platoon of restless GIs in the chaos of post D-Day France. When he captures a German officer who tips him off about a cache of 14,000 Nazi gold bars stored in a bank vault 30 miles away, Kelly enlists the help of Quartermaster “Crapgame” (Don Rickles), Sergeant “Big Joe” (Telly Savalas) and Sherman tank driver “Oddball” (Donald Sutherland) to help him sneak behind enemy lines and retrieve the booty. Much of the film was shot in Yugoslavia, one of the few nations at the time whose army was still equipped with functioning World War II mechanized equipment. The screenplay was loosely based on an entry in the “Guinness World Records”:  “The greatest robbery on record was of the German National Gold Reserves in Bavaria by a combine of US military personnel and German civilians in 1945.” Rated GP: All ages admitted – Parental guidance suggested. 35mm archival film print. 144 min.

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (October 3 – 5, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 3 (7:30 p.m.) Vibrations, 1972 (WNET, 1972) Produced for PBS by WNET, Vibrations was a Music Magazine program that ran for only one season (1972-73) and covered a wide assortment of musical genres. The selected segments for this program include […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 26 – 28, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, September 26 (7:30 p.m.) They Made Me a Criminal (Warner Bros., 1939) John Garfield stars as Johnnie Bradfield, a world-champion boxer who goes on the lam after he is falsely accused of murder and ends up on an Arizona ranch run […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 19 – 21, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (RKO, 1939) The last and least representative of the musicals Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made for RKO, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, based on the memoirs of Irene Castle, tells of her […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 12 – 14, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, September 12 (7:30 p.m.) …One Third of a Nation… (Paramount, 1939) Adapted from a controversial play originally produced by the Federal Theatre Project (part of the WPA), this Depression-era story contrasts the lifestyles of tenement dwellers with the existence of the […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (September 5 – 7, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, September 5 (7:30 p.m.) The Man from Laramie (Columbia, 1955) James Stewart stars as a former Army scout who is out for revenge, tracking the person responsible for his brother’s death. He knows the guilty party sold guns to a tribe […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 22 – 24, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. UPDATE All weekend screenings (Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24) at the Packard Campus Theater have been cancelled due to a power outage at the facility.   Thursday, August 22 (7:30 p.m.) High School (Zipporah Films, 1968) Filmmaker Fred Wiseman employed […]

At the Packard Campus — September 2019

In September, the Packard Campus Theater celebrates the 80th anniversary of what film historians often rate as “the greatest year in the history of Hollywood” with eight films released in 1939, including two from the National Film Registry: Only Angels Have Wings and The Women. Two foreign films will be screened, The Marriage of Maria […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Aug. 16 – 17, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.  Friday, August 16 (7:30 p.m.) Beverly of Graustark (MGM, 1926) Marion Davies stars in this romantic comedy as Beverly, an American college girl, who gets talked into masquerading as her cousin, Oscar (Creighton Hale), who happens to be the Prince of Graustark, […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 9 -10, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, August 9 (7:30 p.m.) Dazed and Confused (Gramercy Pictures, 1993 – rated R*) Director Richard Linklater’s affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era is set during the bicentennial year of 1976, celebrating the joys of beer blasts, pot […]