Back on the Big Screen: Hollywood Highlights 1952-1982

June 6–28, 2018

For decades, Hollywood has produced a seemingly endless amount of film spectacles that have captivated audiences from several generations. To kick off the summer season, Retro Revival is screening some of the biggest, loudest, brightest, most entertaining films from a large stretch of Hollywood history. Sure, home theater setups are pretty intense these days, but this list of films, no matter how many times you’ve seen them, no matter how great the Blu-ray looks on your 4K TV, demand the Big Screen treatment—and this June, Retro Revival has you covered!

Programmed by JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin and JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman.

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Singin’ in the Rain June 6 This beloved, thoroughly hummable Gene Kelly–Debbie Reynolds comedy is the ultimate movie musical. It’s got world-class dancing, unforgettable songs (“Make…
The French Connection June 11 Fans of chase scenes had never seen anything like it: A car in hot pursuit of an elevated train—shot as…
The Bridge on the River Kwai June 13 With the box-office draw of William Holden and Alec Guinness and a thrilling plot, this British-American epic war film was…
Vertigo June 14 “A ravishingly beautiful hallucinatory nightmare.” (The New Yorker) Perhaps the most resonant of Hitchcock’s many 1950s masterpieces, Vertigo is dark,…
Blade Runner: The Final Cut June 20 “This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.” (Entertainment Weekly) Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard,…
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Director’s Cut) June 21 How to describe the impact of this story of an everyday guy (Richard Dreyfuss) whose life would never be the…
Lawrence of Arabia June 25 The film that defines “epic,” Lawrence of Arabia is oversized in every way, from director David Lean’s sweeping vision, to…
Spartacus June 28 It’s a wonder that this heroic story of a slave uprising against the Roman Empire—led by gladiator-cum-rebel general Kirk Douglas—was…

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