FICC Classic Movie Night The War of the Worlds (1953)

  • NY State has dropped the mask mandate, so it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask at the movie.
  • 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.

Classic Movie Night continues Sundays at 7PM,
at the F.I. Theater thru July and August.

Sunday, Aug. 7
The War of the Worlds (1953)-sci-fi 85 min. Oscar-winning special effects.

Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Directed by Byron Haskin.

     The original film version of the H.G. Wells novel of a Martian invasion of earth. Not the Spielberg film.

Sunday, Aug. 14
From Here to Eternity (1953)-drama 118 min. Multiple Oscar winner, including Picture.

Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed (Oscar).

Based on the best seller by James Jones and rated in the top 10 films ever made by the American Film Institute, this drama weaves together multiple character stories at Pearl Harbor just before the attack. Sinatra and Reed both won Oscars.

Sunday, Aug. 21
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)-crime drama  Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman.

     111 min. Rated R.                                                                 Estelle Parsons (Oscar), Directed by Arthur Penn

The true exploits of bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker during the Depression are told here, in a landmark film that set new standards in the depiction of violence.

Sunday, Aug. 28
City Slickers (1991)-comedy   112 min. Rated PG-13.

Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Jack Palance (Oscar), Directed by Ron Underwood.

A group of friends from NYC embark on a vacation/cattle drive in the West. One of Billy Crystal’s best.

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