My Man Godfrey
Oct 3 to Oct 4
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Dir. Gregory La Cava - 1936 - 96m - ALL SEATS JUST $5
AN ALBUQUERQUE FILM CLUB CO-SPONSORED EVENT! TO BE SHOWN ON ACTUAL CELLULOID, THANK YOU AUNTIE JO'!
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A landmark screwball comedy from Hollywood's golden age, My Man Godfrey follows the madcap antics of a ditzy debutante (Carole Lombard) who stumbles upon a "forgotten man" (William Powell) at the city dump. Determined to help Godfrey out, she offers him work in her household and he soon becomes the perfect butler for her eccentric family. As the family's antics grow increasingly more absurd, it is only a matter of time before Godfrey's secret past is revealed. Featuring brilliant comedic performances by Carole Lombard and William Powell along with Mischa Auer and Alice Brady, this timeless comedy classic was the first film ever to receive Academy Award nominations in all four acting categories.
"My Man Godfrey emerges with that evasive quality that is not skillful playing, writing or direction, but something that mysteriously adds itself to these things, and makes a tip-top picture." - TIME Magazine
"[A] screwball masterpiece." - Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, Village Voice
"God, but this film is beautiful." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Gregory La Cava's improvisational style received its highest critical acclaim for this 1936 film, a marginally Marxist exercise in class confusion during the Depression." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
" William Powell and Carole Lombard are pleasantly teamed in this splendidly produced comedy." - Variety
"The film has lost some of its allure over the years, but it's still streets and streets ahead of the addled whimsy favoured by latter-day Hollywood." - Time Out
The Winding Stream - The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music
Oct 4 to Oct 8
Sunday to Thursday 4:30, 6:30, 8:30
Dir. Beth Harrington - 2015 - 90m
There is a stream that courses through American roots music. Its source is in the Appalachian foothills in a place called Maces Springs, Virginia. It was there that A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and his sister-in-law Maybelle began their careers as three of the earliest stars of country music. From their earliest days as Victor recording artists to their international success via the phenomenon of Border Radio, the Original Carter Family made their mark on the history of American recorded music.
"Quite simply, the greatest documentary about musicians I have ever seen. Informed historically and sociologically, it is also the ultimate hootenanny." - Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Wonderful …" - Jeff Baker, Oregonian