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Foreign Film: The Valet (France, 2006, 85 minutes)
April 20, 2015
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
French farce master Francis Veber ("The Dinner Game") combines slapstick laughs with rapid-fire dialogue as he tells the tale of a Parisian valet unwittingly drawn into the affairs of a wealthy industrialist.—All Movie
Classic Film: Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Western,1948, 126 minutes)
April 21, 2015
7:00 pm
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a classic tale of the elusive search for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains by a trio of ill-matched prospectors that meet in Tampico, Mexico. After the group strikes it rich, warnings from a crazy but sage old prospector (Walter Huston) about the ways that gold makes a person suspicious and avaricious fall on the deaf ears of a mean, wary and sneering Dobbs (Hunphrey Bogart).—All Movie
Classic Film: That Uncertain Feeling (Comedy, 1941, 86 minutes)
April 28, 2015
7:00 pm
Six year into her marriage to preoccupied insurance salesman Larry Baker, Jill Baker develops a case of hiccups. A popular and phlegmatic Freudian psychologist Vengard suggests that Jill's affliction is caused by marital problems, whereupon she decides to enter into a new relationship with Vengard's star patient, hilariously neurotic concert pianist Sebastian (Burgess Meredith). That Uncertain Feeling is a delight!—All Movie
Classic Film: The Lady from Shanghai (1948, 87 min)
May 05, 2015
7:00 pm
The Lady From Shanghai, is a complex, puzzle-within-a-puzzle mystery story and is a showcase for Orson Welles, showing his singular talents and sensibilities as few other films have. The story is superficially simple: a seaman Michael O'Hara (Welles) is hired as a crew member on the yacht of the wealthy Banister (Everett Sloane). His beautiful but mysterious wife Elsa (Rita Hayworth) has met O'Hara earlier, when he saved her from a mugging. What ensues is a complicated and bizarre pattern of deception, fraud and murder, with O'Hara finding himself implicated in a murder, despite his innocence.—All Movie
Foreign Film: Like Father, Like Son (Japan, 2013, 122 minutes)
May 11, 2015
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
The recipient of the Jury Prize at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, Hirokazu Koreeda's heartfelt drama tells the tale of Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama), a success-driven father who learns that the son he has raised for six years is not his own due to a clerical error at the hospital where the child was born. Faced with the decision of raising his biological son or the one he has fathered since birth, Ryota begins questioning everything he has ever known about being a father.—All Movie
Classic Film: The Three Musketeers (1948, 126 min)
May 12, 2015
7:00 pm
The wonderfully adventurous tale of D'Artagnan (Gene Kelly), the upstart cadet who joins veteran Musketeers Athos (Van Heflin), Porthos (Gig Young) and Aramis (Robert Coote) in their efforts to save their beloved Queen Anne (Angela Lansbury) from disgrace. They are aided in their efforts by the lovely and loyal Constance (June Allyson), while the villainy is in the capable hands of Milady De Winter (Lana Turner) and Richelieu (Vincent Price). Notice we don't say Cardinal Richelieu: anxious not to offend anyone, MGM removed the religious angle from the Cardinal's character. --All Movie

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Above Films will be shown in the Audio-Visual Room at the Cranford Community Center (220 Walnut Avenue). Free admission. All are welcome. Wheel-chair accessible. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

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