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    On The Waterfront

    (1954)

    Friday April 18 at 7 pm

    Presented by Lucas Theatre

    On the Waterfront is a crime drama about union violence and corruption among longshoremen. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, and, in her film debut, Eva Marie Saint, it is based on “Crime on the Waterfront”, a series of articles in the New York Sun by Malcolm Johnson. The series won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. The stories detailed widespread corruption, extortion and racketeering on the waterfronts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

    On the Waterfront was a huge critical and commercial success and received 12 Academy Award nominations, winning eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Brando, Best Supporting Actress for Saint, and Best Director for Kazan. In 1997 it was ranked by the American Film Institute as the eighth greatest American movie of all time. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg.

    Not Rated. 108 mins. Black and White. 1.37 : 1

    Tickets are $8 general admission or $5 student/senior.  Also eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass.  Available by calling 912-525-5050 or online.

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    West Side Story

    (1961)

    Saturday April 19 at 3 pm

    Presented by Lucas Theatre

    ** Note the matinee start time **

    Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, we are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ Tamblyn) decides to challenge Tony (Richard Beymer) and his Sharks to one last “winner take all” rumble.

    West Side Story won a near-record ten Oscars, including Best Picture, supporting awards to George Chakiris and Rita Moreno as Bernardo’s girlfriend, Anita, and Best Director to Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise.

    Not rated. 152 mins. Technicolor. 2.20 : 1.

    Tickets are $8 general admission or $5 student/senior.  Also eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass.  Available by calling 912-525-5050 or online.

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    The Wizard of Oz

    (1939)

    Friday April 25 at 7 pm

    Presented by The Lucas Theatre

    The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, in which Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

    The film stars Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, with Charley Grapewin and Clara Blandick. Notable for its use of Technicolor, it also features what may be the most elaborate use of character make-ups and special effects in a film up to that time.

    The Wizard of Oz film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It won two of those awards, including Best Original Song for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

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