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FICC Classic Movie: Flight of the Phoenix
September 16 @ 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night is back at the Community Center Great Room on Thursdays at 7PM.
As before, fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks, though it is optional (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.
“Classic Movie Night” at the Community Center, 7pm
Thursday, Sept. 16-Flight of the Phoenix (1965)- adventure/drama, 149 min.
James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Directed by Robert Aldrich.
A cargo plane crashes in the Sahara desert where the survivors hatch a plan to survive. Superior acting from an all-star ensemble cast, with Stewart giving one of his best performances.
Thursday, Sept. 23-Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)- film noir/suspense, 95 min.
Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Gloria Grahame, Ed Begley, Directed by Robert Wise.
A disgraced former detective recruits a mixed race gang to rob a bank. Unusual early social commentary.
Thursday, Sept. 30-Robin and the 7 Hoods (1965)- musical, 124 min.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., Barbara Rush, Peter Falk.
The Robin Hood legend is transplanted to 1920s Chicago, with an opportunistic Maid Marian.
Thursday, Oct. 7-They Were Expendable (1945)- war drama, 135 min.
Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Ward Bond, Directed by John Ford.
One of the most moving films of WWII follows a PT boat squadron in the Philippines at the war’s outset.
Thursday, Oct. 14-The Scalphunters (1968)- western, 102 min.
Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas, Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Lighthearted western involving a trapper, a runaway slave, an outlaw gang, and Apaches.
Thursday, Oct. 21-Captain Newman, MD (1963)- comedy/drama, 126 min.
Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Bobby Darin, Eddie Albert, Robert Duvall.
During WWII, a military psychiatrist treats soldiers with PTSD to return them to service.
Thursday, Oct. 28-The Haunting (1963)- thriller, 112 min. Halloween Special
Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Directed by Robert Wise.
From the Shirley Jackson classic, a scientist recruits people with ESP to stay in a “haunted” house.