FICC Classic Movie Night The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming! (1966)

“Hilarious as an exasperated Ruskie, Alan Arkin heads a heartily comedic ensemble in Norman Jewison’s charming Cold War farce.

Anxious Soviet submariners stranded off a tiny New England island create panic, escalating misunderstandings and Dad’s Army-style antics among the eccentric Yankee locals, who reckon they’re on the front line of an invasion. Our favorites include Tessie O’Shea and Carl Reiner bound and gagged together, Jonathan Winters as the excitable deputy, and Bilko’s Paul Ford as a vigilante spoiling for a fight. Cute.” ~

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Classic Movie Night is back at the Community Center’s Great Room on Thursdays at 7:00 pm,  The Great Room on the 2nd floor of the FICC, is accessible with the elevator in full working order.

  • As of December 13, NY State is requiring masks indoors, so as before, please wear your mask (masks will be on hand).
  • Admission is by donation. Microwave popcorn, soda, and water will be available, also by donation.

Each film will be introduced by David Hoch, a retired English professor who has taught several different film courses.

Thursday, Jan. 27-The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming! (1966)-comedy, 126 min.

Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Keith, Jonathan Winters, Directed by Norman Jewison.

Based on Nathaniel Benchley’s novel The Off-Islanders, a Russian submarine becomes beached on a New England island during the height of the cold war. Similarities to Fishers abound!

Thursday, Feb. 3-Foreign Correspondent (1940)- mystery, 119 min.

Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Robert Benchley, Edmund Gwenn.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, McCrea in title role becomes enmeshed in spy ring. Tremendously entertaining with several vintage Hitchcock show pieces.

Thursday, Feb. 10-The Naked Spur (1953)-western, 91 min.

James Stewart, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell, Directed by Anthony Mann.

Stewart and director Mann made several of the best westerns- this is a tough, hard film about a self-styled bounty hunter out to catch a notorious outlaw, stirring tension among newly acquired “partners.”

Thursday, Feb. 17-Night of the Hunter (1957)-film noir, 93 min.

Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Billy Chapin, Directed by Charles Laughton.

Atmospheric allegory of innocence, evil, and hypocrisy, with memorable Mitchum performance.

Thursday, Feb. 24-Silver Streak (1976)-comedy/thriller, Rated PG, 113 min.

Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Patrick McGoohan, Directed by Arthur Hiller.

Mild-mannered Wilder becomes involved in murder plot on cross-country train ride.

See you at the movies!

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