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Escape from New York! Summer Films at Jefferson Market

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June 24, 2013

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Escape from New York this summer, with these films set anywhere but! Mondays at 6:00pm.

June 3rd: Arabian Nights (1942;86mins.) Dir: John Rawlins. The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love. Starring John Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu

June 10th: The Night of the Hunter (1955;93mins.) Dir: Charles Laughton. Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men's carnal instincts. Starring Shelley Winters, Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish. 

June 17th: The Snapper (1993;94mins.) Dir: Stephen Frears. Set outside Dublin, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of the town. Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. Starring Colm Meaney. 
 
June 24th: Brigadoon (1954;108mins.) Dir: Vincent Minnelli. Two vacationing Americans stumble upon a Scottish village which comes to life for only one day every 100 years. One of the men falls in love with a townswoman, and has to decide where his heart lies. Starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse.
 
July 1st: The Birds (1963;120mins.) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy.
 
July 8th: Georgy Girl (1966;99mins.) Dir: Silvo Narizzano. A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.Starring Lynn Redgrave. 
 
July 15th: Calamity Jane (1953;101mins.) Dir: David Butler. Calamity Jane is a calamity at love--she's too busy cracking a bullwhip to pay much mind to such girlie what-alls as dresses and perfume. Doris Day, Howard Keel.
 
July 22nd: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956;120mins.) Dir: Alfred HitchcockA family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. Starring James Stewart, Doris Day. 
 
July 29th: Match Point (2005;124mins.) Dir: Woody Allen. At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a femme-fatal type who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
 
August 5th: Funny Face (1957;103mins.) Dir: Stanley Donen. A Cinderella story about an inconspicuous salesgirl who is whisked off to Paris by a group of fashion magazine sophisticates and is transformed into a dazzling model with whom the magazine's photographer falls in love. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire.
 
August 12th: You Were Never Lovelier (1942;97mins.) Dir: William A. Seiter. The Acunas family is a family of tradition. The family holds the ritual of making sure that their daughters get married in order of age. When the second daughter does not follow the tradition quickly enough, her sisters resort to finding her a lover. 
 
August 19th: Winchester '73 (1950;93mins.) Dir: Anthony MannAn engaging frontiersman attempts to track down his father's murderer and the whereabouts of his one-of-a-kind rifle, the Winchester '73, as it passes among a rogue's gallery of owners including a crazed highwayman, an immoral gunrunner, a young Indian chief, and Stewart's own murderous brother. Starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters. 
 
August 26th: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938;102mins.) Dir: Michael CurtizErrol Flynn stars as swashbuckling hero Robin Hood in this Oscar-nominated classic. When the greedy Prince John seizes the throne and raises taxes on the peasants, Robin assembles his band of Merry Men to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Along the way, he woos the lovely Maid Marian.  Also starring Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale. 
 

 

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