FICC Classic Movie Night: Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars, a series of disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century, by which Los Angeles interests secured water rights in the Owens Valley. The Robert Evans production, released by Paramount Pictures, was the director’s last film in the United States and features many elements of film noir, particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama. ~Wikipedia

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, 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.

Movies start again 5/6/21!

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