Revival Series

Each week repertory films will be presented on 35mm prints and DCP in The Charles’ original 362 seat theatre. There are three showings of a movie each week.

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Detour Saturday, March 23
The Band Wagon Saturday, March 30
King Creole Saturday, April 6
Young Mr. Lincoln Saturday, April 13
The Magician Saturday, April 20
Gilda Saturday, April 27
Holiday Saturday, May 4
The General Saturday, May 11
A Story From Chikamatsu Saturday, May 18
I Am Cuba Saturday, May 25
The Virgin Spring Saturday, June 1
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice Saturday, June 8
Rebecca Saturday, June 15

Detour

“What can you say about a 69-minute grade-Z production from 1945 starring a catatonic unknown (Tom Neal) and the most metaphysically distressing actress ever to grace an American film (Ann Savage) that takes place mainly in front of a rear projection screen and a progression of minimally rendered motel rooms and roadside diners more »

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The Band Wagon

“One of Minnelli's best musicals, with an ingenious book which has Buchanan as a highbrow producer trying to turn Astaire's comeback show into an art house 'Faust', while Astaire and Charisse are meantime resolving the problem of whether their dancing styles can meld into a partnership. More importantly, it parades a stream of b more »

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King Creole

“Curtiz's intelligent, austere, film noir-ish direction provides the perfect antidote to the occasional excesses of a script based on a Harold Robbins novel and an ideal complement to Presley's performance as a street hustler who forges himself a magnetic rebel image through his music. The sequence in which he sings 'If you're l more »

3/13

Young Mr. Lincoln

“One of John Ford's most memorable films, and not at all the tedious bummer that the title might suggest. The film is an embroidery on an actual murder trial in which Lincoln was the defense lawyer. Henry Fonda, in one of his best early performances, is funny and poignant as the drawling, awkward young hero…” (Pauline Kael) more »

4/13

The Magician

“Known in Sweden as The Face, Ingmar Bergman's 1958 film operates on the principle that illusion and reality, the darkly irrational and mysterious and the brightly rational and obvious, both possess an enormous power over the soul and mind of man. Set in the 19th century, it's one of Bergman's most tightly structured and frighte more »

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Gilda

“….It's set in a highly fanciful Buenos Aires, where a professional gambler (Glenn Ford) goes to work for a casino owner (George Macready) who then marries the gambler's old flame (Rita Hayworth), thereby setting off the sickest and weirdest bout of repressed love and hatred (both hetero- and bisexual) you ever saw. And Hayworth more »

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Holiday

“George Cukor's masterful 1938 film of Philip Barry's play about a society girl (Katharine Hepburn) who falls for her sister's charming, eccentric fiance (Cary Grant). The light comedy achieves perfection, but beneath it lies Cukor's serious concern for the ways in which we choose to live our lives. There are a thousand nonconfo more »

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The General

”…Buster Keaton’s timeless 1926 silent The General is the perfect chase movie: it has never been bettered, and maybe never will. Keaton plays a train driver during the American civil war who loses both his beloved steam engine The General and his estranged fiancée (Marion Mack) to a troupe of Northern spies. Overcoming impedimen more »

8/13

A Story From Chikamatsu

“A sublime, perfectly modulated story of doomed love between a merchant's wife and a servant, set in 17th-century Japan and drawn from the repertory of Japan's puppet theater, the Bunraku. Kenji Mizoguchi's 1954 film has the most imaginative sound track of any of his films, and while the story lacks the awesome power of his Uget more »

9/13

I Am Cuba

“….A black-and-white wonderment that tells the story of the revolution with squealing trumpets, restless drums and astonishing cinematography. It is a story told with everyday heroes laboring in smoky dance halls and dusty fields, and with villains like Batista and the United Fruit Company. Mostly, though, it is a story told wit more »

10/13

The Virgin Spring

"One of the few films that Ingmar Bergman directed but did not write, this 1960 feature recounts a 14th-century Swedish legend on the abundance of God's grace. The period details are magnificently worked into the narrative, and the pace and economy of the tortured Swede's storytelling make his metaphysics infinitely easier to ta more »

11/13

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

“Beginning in light-hearted mood with four women deceiving their husbands to go drinking at a spa, this exquisite Ozu film gradually turns dark as it charts the marital crisis of one of the women and her taciturn husband. At once a study of the shortcomings and strengths of the arranged marriage, and an exploration of what const more »

12/13

Rebecca

“Magnificent romantic-gothic corn, full of Alfred Hitchcock's humor and inventiveness…Joan Fontaine gives one of her rare really fine performances--she makes her character's shyness deeply charming. And with Judith Anderson, George Sanders, and Florence Bates--all three showing their flair for playing rotten people….” (Pauline K more »

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