173 14th Street
Atlanta GA 30309
404.733.4738 - Box Office
The Woodruff Arts Center 14th St. Playhouse
is opening its 389-seat Mainstage for some great film screenings
on Tuesdays for the next three months. Films will be shown on a
newly installed 30x30 screen with digital sound.
All screenings are at 8 PM. Tickets are
available at the Box office or online at www.14stplayhouse.org.
Prices are $7.50 students and seniors, $9.50 for Adults, plus service
The following films are scheduled:
OCTOBER 30, 2007:
Woodstock (1970) Dir: Michael Wadleigh Editor: Martin
Scorsese 224 min.
The original Director's cut of this timeless
document that snagged the 1970 Oscar for best Documentary feature.
Woodstock is a stunning work that transports the viewer back to
Max Yasgur's farm in Upstate New York for a 3-day concert that is
remembered as much for the music as a document of a time never to
be recaptured. Features amazing performances by Joplin, Hendrix,
The Who, Canned Heat, Santana, Joan Baez. Sixties garb encouraged!
November 6, 2007: WHO'S AFRAID
OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966) D. Mike Nichols 127min. B/W.
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor
A master class in screen acting, Edward Albee's Broadway sensation
was considered unfilmable in 1966, but debut Director Mike Nichols
and the Oscar-nominated cast of Sandy Dennis, George Segal, Richard
Burton and then real-life spouse Elizabeth Taylor (Dennis and Taylor
won), pulled it off with breathtaking smarts. Come see this film
n its original wide-screen projection to fully appreciate Haskell
Wexler's tour-de-force cinematography.
November 13, 2007: WHATEVER HAPPENED
TO BABY JANE? (1962) D: Robert Aldrich 134min B/W
Best Actress Nominee: Bette Davis
"Those old broads couldn't generate a dime at the box office.
They've had it"- Paramount Studio Chief in 1961 on the casting
of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as leads in Robert Aldrich's proposed
The one and only teaming of two of Hollywood's greatest stars became
the first gigantic sleeper of the 1960's and rolled to the number
two box office hit of 1962. Bette Davis, in grotesque self-designed
make-up, is a scream as Baby Jane Hudson- long forgotten child star
who rots away in her crumbling mansion with her invalid sister-played
with a beautiful understatement by Crawford. Despite the infamous
feud between the two divas off-screen, reports now surface that
they really got a kick out of each other's work and couldn't wait
to do it again after the film's smashing reviews and receipts. Victor
Buono, at age 22, makes a delightful debut as a portly opportunistic
piano teacher hired to revive Jane's warped strategy for a "comeback."
Funny, touching and scary, Baby Jane is classic modern day Grand
November 20, 2007: SEANCE ON A
WET AFTERNOON (1964) D: Bryan Forbes 118min.
Best Actress Nominee: Kim Stanley
Known by her acting peers as "The Female Brando", the
genius of the sadly underrated Kim Stanley is on dazzling display
in this superb drama of a flawed couple ( Richard Attenborough is
sensational as her subservient, putty-nosed hubby and partner in
crime). Stanley is a phony medium who devise a kidnapping plot that
will bring her fame and fortune when she tells authorities of the
child-victim's whereabouts. Stanley won almost every film acting
award around the globe in 1964 for this film, losing the Oscar to
Julie Andrews in "Mary Poppins". We are proud to present
this devastating British landmark not seen in a Georgia theater
November 27, 2007: THEY
SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? (1969) D: Sydney Pollack 123min.
Best Actress Nominee: Jane Fonda
A hallucinatory nightmare in the form of a 1933 dance hall Marathon
contest and the pathetic souls that fight for a shred of dignity
in the worst days of the depression at a dying amusement pier in
Santa Monica. Jane Fonda is ferociously effective as Gloria, one
of thousands of Hollywood hopefuls who enters the now infamous contest
running on fumes, Gig "Yowsa, Yowsa" Young nabbed a richly
deserved Oscar as the seedy M.C., and Susannah York, Michael Sarrazin,
Red Buttons, Bruce Dern and Bonnie Bedelia are just a few of the
terrific supporting cast. The "By The Beautiful Sea" sequence
of dancing racing to avoid being one of the last three couples to
finish is one of the great set pieces in Hollywood history and Director
Pollack has never transcended it. A fascinating wide-screen knockout.
December 4, 2007: A
CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) Dir: Stanley Kubrick 136 min.
W/ Malcolm McDowell,Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Perhaps Kubrick's greatest acheivement in a stunning career, join
us for a touch of ultra-violence and "aversion therapy"
in London during the not so distant future as young Droog gang leader
Alex de Large (Malcolm McDowell) leads his minions on a violent
crime wave and gets rehabilitated, or does he? A visual tour de
force, CLOCKWORK ORANGE is considered one of the greatest adaptations
of a novel ever filmed (Anthony Burgess 1982). Remains as controversial
and powerful and still way ahead of its time and needs to be seen
on our 30X30 giant screen. Rated R.
December 11, 2007: DOCTOR
STRANGELOVE (1964) Dir: Stanley Kubrick 96 min. B/W
W/ Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden and James Earl
or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned To Love the Bomb. Perhaps
the most frightening satire every conceived, this anti-war knockout
hasn't dulled a frame in 23 years. Give yourself a holiday present
and don't miss this!
December 18, 2007: APOCALYPSE
NOW (1979) DIR: Francis Ford Coppola 153min.
W/Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall
Joseph Conrad's novel HEART OF DARKNESS as realized by Francis
Ford Coppola. A timeless treatise on the madness of war. One of
great achievements in the history of American film will be screening
in its original 1979 version. Must be seen in widescreen with our
digital stereo sound system to be fully appreciated. Screening with
the unforgettable Academy-award winning short documentary "Interviews
With My-Lai Veterans".
December 26, 2007: MEDIUM
COOL (1969) Dir: Haskell Wexler 110 min.
W/Robert Forster, Peter Boyle, Marianna Hill
A rare exhibition of this improvisational classic brilliantly conceived
by famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler. Set in Chicago during the
week of the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention, this
fascinating mix of documentary and fiction was years ahead of its
time in examining the role the media plays in covering the news
and how one reporter determines the responsibility of engagement.
A brilliant experiment, the last thirty minutes of MEDIUM COOL are
as surreal and gripping as any film you will ever experience. Rated