Events for March 4th, 2012
Directed by Sidney Furie. UK. 1965. NR. 109 min. Universal. 35mm.
- Sun, Mar 4, 2:00 pm
Early in his screen career (even before he hit it really big with his breakout role as Alfie in 1966), Michael Caine was becoming quite a well-known actor in his native Britain. One of his most highly-regarded performances from that period was as star of this tense and complex spy thriller. At a time when “spy thriller” generally referred to the wild, over-the- top shenanigans of the James Bond films, this was an exciting, often droll exercise in intelligent intelligence work, based upon the best-seller by Len Deighton. More»
Directed by John Foy. US. NR. 88 min. Argot Pictures. DVD.
- Sun, Mar 4, 4:30 pm
Q&A with director and Philly native John Foy immediately following the screening.
“Alien to the street yet embedded within it, easy to read but impossible to decipher, the Toynbee Tiles are an internationally enigmatic, handcrafted phenomenon. First discovered in the early 1980s, these crudely tiled signs have appeared in pavements all over the world, each uniquely made yet all expressing an identical message: More»
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. France. 2011. PG-13. 100 min. Weinstein Co. 35mm.
Fri, Feb 17 thru Thu, Mar 8 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“We rarely think of as great movies as breezy ones: Breeziness is supposedly only for disposable entertainment, though achieving filmmaking greatness in the way we normally think of it — with impressive sets, heavy-duty acting and ultra-polished cinematography — is probably easier than brushing a movie with just the right amount of gold dust. Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist is a gold dust movie, a picture whose very boldness lies in its perceived lightness. More»