Huge news for cinema fans. The estimable Self-Styled Siren is bring back Wednesday Night at the Movies at newcritics, with a little help from the film fest's founder Lance Mannion and yours truly. It kicks off two nights from this one, and the theme is movies about New York. Here's the sked:
September 10: People-watching - Rear Window.
September 17: Ambition -- Sweet Smell of Success.
September 24: Drudgery (loneliness) - The Apartment
October 1: Romance - Desperately Seeking Susan
October 8: Resilience Double Feature - Serpico and The 25th Hour
Some thoughts from our festival director:
The idea is to focus on the films' relationship to their New York settings, but that certainly doesn't begin to cover all the thematic ground and the conversations will probably range a great deal further than that.
I can't wait. The list above was pared from a couple of dozens titles we kicked around in the planning, and it's a good one with a wide range of actors, directors, decades and genre. Anyone who took part in the virtual festival Lance hosted early this summer knows we're in for a treat - special guests, arguments over arcana, joyous critiques. I may have to refresh my memory on a couple of these so I'm off to fire up my Blockbuster account. Rear Window kicks it off, though - no need to order that one; I haven't watched that one above a dozen times, hence the title of this post. See you Wednesday!