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To Kill A Mockingbird, A Hard Day's Night, The Graduate - April 23-24, 2010

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From the Decade That Rocked The World:

3 Iconic Movies of the 1960s

 

At The Landmark Loew?s Jersey Theatre

A Not-For-Profit Arts Center in a Historic Movie Palace

 

54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel: (201) 798-6055 Web: www.loewsjersey.org

As the Loew's Jersey continues to celebrate its 80th Anniversary Year, we put three landmark films of '60s back on the Big Screen.

 

All in 35mm

 

Friday, April 23 at 8PM

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, Robert Duvall. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Music by Elmer Bernstein. (1962, 129mins., B&W.)

$6 for adults; $4 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger)

 

A wonderful story of a precocious young tomboy and her brother being raised in rural Georgia of the 1930s by their principled father, who takes on the then-impossible mission of defending a black man accused of attacking a white woman. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Harper Lee, the movie melds the routines, small triumphs and travails of children growing up with the harsh reality of omni-present segregation and prejudice. Reading Lee's book has become a rite of passage for generations of school children. The movie is one of the most quietly affecting works ever shown on the screen -- comedic, dramatic, insightful, tragic, uplifting -- and thoroughly engrossing. Peck won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

 

Saturday, April 24 at 6PM

"A Hard Day's Night" Starring The Beatles, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington. Directed by Richard Lester. (1964, 85min., B&W.)

$6 for adults; $4 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger)

 

The wild, all-encompassing popularity of The Beatles that exploded across America in late 1963 and '64 changed virtually everything about music and pop culture -- forever. And though many talented and popular artists followed in The Beatles' wake, there's little doubt that if you had to choose just one source for the soundtrack of what was one of the most tumultuous decades in American history, it would be John, Paul, George and Ringo from Liverpool. A Hard Day's Night was a first attempt to channel some of The Beatles' popularity toward movie theatre box offices. Remarkably, though the production was decidedly rushed, Director Lester and screenwriter Alun Owen created a musical -comedy-fantasy that managed to perfectly capture the good-naturedly sardonic personas of each of The Beatles while fairly accurately depicting the manic zaniness of the early Beatlemania. The Beatles themselves were very pleased with the results. Of course, the soundtrack rings with some of the Fab Four's most popular early songs, including "Can't Buy Me Love", "And I Love Her", "I Should Have Known Better" and the title tune, which was reportedly written overnight by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in response to a plea from the director for a song to match the movie's title. A Hard Day's Night remains a great treat for everyone who loves The Beatles and a great way for new fans to get to know the group and its music. And with A Hard Day's Night back on the Big Screen at the Loew's, there's no need for an incredible simulation.

 

Saturday, April 24 at 8:15PM

"The Graduate" Starring Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross. Directed by Mike Nichols. (1967, 105mins., Color.)

$6 for adults; $4 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger)

 

This is one of a handful of films that managed to speak directly to the baby boom generation as it was coming of age, and as such contributed several very notable references to our collective popular culture -- including the line that summed up the future in one word - "plastic". But more than forty years after it was made, the movie remains as pungent and funny as ever -- greatly entertaining to audiences that came before and after the boomers. In his first major film role, Dustin Hoffman plays a very naive college graduate who is seduced by a middle-aged woman, then falls in love with her daughter. Contributing immeasurably to the success of the film is the score by the legendary folk-rock team of Simon and Garfunkel; their songs are some of the most familiar pieces of the whole rock era.

 

The Graduate was unavailable for theatrical presentation for years. Don't miss this rare chance to see it back on the Big Screen.

 

 

- - - Combo discounts for multiple screenings are available. - - -

 

The Loew's Is Easy To Get To: The Loew's Jersey Theatre, at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ, is directly across JFK Boulevard from the JSQ PATH Center with trains to and from Lower and Midtown Manhattan and Newark's Penn Station, and is minutes from the NJ Turnpike, Rts 3 and 1&9 and the Holland & Lincoln Tunnels. We're easy to reach by car or mass transit from throughout the Metro Region.

Discount of-street parking is available in Square Ramp Garage adjoining the Loew's at the foot of Magnolia Avenue off of Tonnele Avenue, behind the Loew's. Patrons must validate their parking ticket before leaving the Theatre.

 

What?s Special About Seeing A Move At The Loew?s? The Landmark Loew?s Jersey Theatre is one of America?s grandest surviving Movie Palaces. We show movies the way they were meant to be seen: in a grandly ornate setting ? on our BIG 50 ft wide screen! The Loew?s runs reel-to-reel, not platter, projection, which often allows us to screen an archival or studio vault print that is the best available copy of a movie title.

The Loew?s is managed by Friends of the Loew?s, Inc. as a non-profit. Multi-discipline performing arts center.

Classic Film Weekends are presented by Friends of the Loew?s, Inc.

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