FICC Classic Movie Night: American Graffiti (1973)

The Fishers Island Community Center is pleased to again be able to offer Classic Movie Night! The movies will be shown in the Great Room on the 2nd floor of the FICC, with the elevator in full working order.

At this time, attendance limited to the first 18 people. Social distancing, masks required. Doors open at 6:30 pm, film at 7:00pm. Admission by donation only.

Each movie will have a short introduction by former faculty David Hoch who taught a class on this subject.

Please remember to social distance and wear a mask. A small selection of drinks, snacks, are available in the vending machine in 1st floor Café lounge and you may BYO beverage.

See you at the movies!

Genré Length Description
Thursday, Mar.11
American Graffiti (1973) Rated PG Comedy Richard Dreyfus, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, directed by George Lucas. 110 min Teenage friends decide on their future aftering graduating high school. Before Star Wars, this was the film that put Lucas on the map, with star-making turns from it’s young ensemble cast.
Thursday, Mar. 18
To Have and Have Not (1944) Film Noir Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall. Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael, directed by Howard Hawks. 100 min. Similarities to Casablanca abound in this Hemingway story set on Martinique during WWII, with Hawks directing the first pairing of Bogart and Bacall. Dialogue by William Faulkner and Jules Furthman.
Thursday, Mar. 25
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) Historical Drama Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, Edna May Oliver, John Carradine, Ward Bond, directed by John Ford. 104 min. An exciting story of early settlers in upstate NY during the Revolutionary War, based on true events.
Thursday, April 1
The Roots of Heaven (1958) Drama Errol Flynn, Juliette Greco, Trevor Howard, Orson Welles, Eddie Albert, directed by John Huston. 126 min. From the Romain Gary novel, an early film about eco-terrorism, as a former British officer campaigns to stop the killing of elephants in French Equitorial Africa, which attracts world-wide interest and an eclectic group of followers. Huston directs an interesting cast, with a memorable climax. Flynn’s last film.
Thursday, April 8
Red River (1949) Western John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, directed by Howard Hawks. 133 min. One of Hawks’ and Wayne’s best, the story of the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas.
Thursday, April 15
Chinatown (1974) Rated R Film Noir Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, directed by Roman Polanski (Oscar-script). 131 min. Nicholson’s breakout role, in a story about corruption and murder in 1940s Los Angeles.
Thursday, April 22
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) War Drama William Holden, Alec Guiness (Oscar), Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakama (Oscar), directed by David Lean 161 min. Oscars for Best Picture, Director, and Script about the madness of war, when British prisoners are forced by their Japanese captors to build a bridge deep in Burma during WWII.

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