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THIS FEBRUARY AT THE PACKARD CAMPUS THEATER

 

February 2023 Packard Campus film schedule

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 @ 7:30 p.m.

Love in the Afternoon (Allied Artists, 1957)

A bit of May-December (well at least October) love between Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn.  Directed by Billy Wilder. Black & White, 130 minutes.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 2:00 p.m.

Love Me Tender (20th Cenury-Fox, 1956)

Who doesn’t love a good Elvis movie? And this is his first.  Is it a western or a musical? It is a good story about how complicated love can be… with a few songs thrown in. Black & White, 89 minutes.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 7:30 p.m.

From Russia, With Love (United Artists, 1963)

America (and the world) fell in love with Sean Connery as the suave spy James Bond.  This is  the second film in the series and John F. Kennedy named the source novel  as one of his favorites. Color, 115 minutes.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 @ 7:30 p.m. Love & Basketball (New Line Cinema, 2000)

Quincy and Monica love each other, but also love basketball.  Which is the greater love?  We shall see.  Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Color, 124 minutes.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

The Love Bug (Disney, 1968)

In 1968, America had just  the past year experienced “the Summer  of Love” and amore was on everyone’s mind.  “Make love, not war” was the motto, and even automobiles got in the act.  Herbie the Love Bug stars.  Make sure to wear your love beads and bell bottoms. Color, 108 minutes.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 @ 7:30 p.m.

Women in Love (United Artists, 1969))

Two friends fall in love with two very different sisters, to equally different results.  Ken Russell directed, with Alan Bates and Oliver Reed as the two friends, and Glenda Jackson and Jennie Linden as the sisters. Color, 132 minutes. Rated R.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 @ 7:30 p.m.

To Sir, with Love (Columbia, 1967)

Sidney Poitier portrays a somewhat reluctant teacher who cares so much for his students, that they fall in love with him.  A feeling he feels in response.  Lulu sings the theme song and it nails the mood of the film. Color, 105 minutes.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

Love (MGM, 1927)

What says love, at leat on the silver screen, more than Greta Garbo and John Gilbert?  A story that shows us sometimes love makes us do the wrong things.  Also Laurel & Hardy in Love’ Em & Weep (Hal Roach-Pathe, 1927).  Black & White, 82  + 18 minutes. Live musical accompaniment  by Andrew Simpson.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

Love in the Afternoon (Warner-Columbia, 1972)

Wait! Didn’t we already show this?  No this is the 1972 French film also known as L’amour, l’après-midi. Director Eric Rohmer’s tale of a happily married man that still dreams of other women, but dream becomes reality. Color,97 minutes. Rated R.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 @ 7:30 p.m.

Punch-Drunk Love (Sony, 2002)

Love can be less than hearts and flowers, and is often complicated. Adam Sandler  takes a more serious posture, with Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman also featured,  Color, 95 minutes. Rated R.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 @ 2:00 p.m.

Mad Love (MGM, 1935)

Love can make you do the worst things, and no more so than with a demented surgeon engaging in bizarre surgery to push a woman from her husband into his own arms.  Peter Lorre is the twisted doctor. Also Freshman Love (Warner Bros, 1931).  Black & White,  68 + 29 minutes.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 @ 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Strangelove (Columbia, 1963)

…or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. An odd (say strange) look at the Cold War and how many truly enjoyed the Cold War. Stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden and  Peter Sellers.  Black & White, 95 minutes. Added to the National Film Registry in 1989.

 

 

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