CLASSIC MOVIES on Flashback Cinema

MARCH 1 & 4

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Cary Grant is being pursued by villains and doesn’t know why, in this stylish thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock.  Filmed in wide-screen Vista-Vision, the scene where Grant, alone on a rural highway, is chased by a crop-dusting plane is a classic. Eva Marie Saint co-stars as a mysterious woman who Grant encounters on a train. (“How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?”)  

 

MARCH 8 & 11

GOODFELLAS (1990)

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Martin Scorcese’s classic chronicle of life in the mob, based on the true story of gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). Lorraine Bracco was Oscar®-nominated for her performance as Hill’s formidable wife, and Joe Pesci won Best Supporting Actor for playing the volatile Tommy DeVito (“ I’m funny how? Funny, like, I’m a clown? I amuse you?”). Rated R

 

MARCH 15 & 18

HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005)

When Hogwarts hosts students from other schools (“the proud sons of Durmstrang and the lovely ladies of Beauxbatons”) for the legendary (and dangerous) Triwizard Tournament, Harry is unexpectedly chosen as one of the contestants. Professor McGonagall (Maggie Smith) provides dance lessons for the glittering Yule Ball. (“I will not have you behaving like a babbling, bumbling band of baboons!”) Rated PG-13

 

MARCH 22 & 25

THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982)

Fantasy adventure from legendary puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz, groundbreaking in its use of animatronics: you’ll believe these puppets are real! In a magical world ruled by an evil race (the “Skeksis”) it falls to the elf-like Jen, a “Gelfling,” to challenge their power. The Skeksis dinner scene is a classic combination of artistry and humor. ("Ah, roast Nebrie, my favorite!") Rated PG

 

MARCH 29 & APRIL 1

SPACE JAM (1996)

Aliens from outer space want to force Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes friends to work in their amusement park. So naturally Bugs challenges the aliens to a basketball game (don’t ask), but to win they need the world’s greatest athlete, Michael Jordan. This classic live-action animation comedy also features Larry Bird, Daffy Duck, Charles Barkley and Bill Murray. (“Whoa, I don’t play defense!”)  Rated PG

 

APRIL 5 & 8

HARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007)

Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) is on the march, but new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Delores Umbrage (Imelda Staunton) is in denial (“You have been told that a certain dark wizard is at large. This is a lie!”). Harry and his friends form “Dumbledore’s Army” to defend Hogwarts (“Every great wizard…has started out as nothing more than what we are now. If they can do it, why not us?”) Rated PG-13