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14th St. Playhouse Plans to Screen Classic Films

173 14th Street
Atlanta GA 30309
404.733.4738 - Box Office
www.14thstplayhouse.org

 

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 charge.

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 horror/black comedy.

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 Guignol.

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 since 1965.

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 Jones

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 the

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 R.