Manhattan, Music, and Maladjustment: Winter Films at Jefferson Market!
December 2nd: Manhattan (1979; 96mins.) Dir: Woody Allen. Allen portrays Isaac Davis, a comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17 year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress. Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway.
December 9th: Radio Days (1987; 88mins.) Dir: Woody Allen. Woody Allen's sentimental reminiscence about the golden age of radio. A series of vignettes involving radio personalities is intertwined with the life of a working class family in Rockaway Beach, NY circa 1942. Starring Mia Farrow, Julie Kavner.
December 16th: Moonrise Kingdom (2012; 94mins.) Dir: Wes Anderson. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. Starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis.
December 23rd: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944; 113mins.) Dir: Vincent Minnelli. Judy stars in this Holiday musical classic! In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor.
December 30th: Dark Victory (1939; 104mins.) Dir: Edmund Goulding. The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live. Starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart.
January 6th: The Big Sleep (1946; 133mins.) Dir: Howard Hawks. Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall.
January 13th: Red Dust (1932; 83mins.) Dir: Victor Fleming. The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees. Starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow.
January 27th: Possessed (1947; 108mins.) Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. She loves him when he goes away for months. She loves him when he refuses to marry her. But when callow David Sutton chooses to marry someone else, Louise Howell's love for him takes a darker turn. Starring Joan Crawford.
February 3rd: Daisy Kenyon (1947; 99mins.) Dir: Otto Preminger. Daisy Kenyon is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men-- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. Daisy finds herself torn between her obligations and her passions. Starring Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda.
February 10th: The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978; 104mins.) Dir: Irvin Kershner. Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first, they have to figure out who it is. Starring Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones.
February 24th: Network (1976; 121mins.) Dir: Sidney Lumet. A television newscaster's mental breakdown turns him into a celebrity when the network tries to profit from his illness. Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch.