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Gigi (1958)
February 4 & 7
Gigi (1958)(1958)
Winner of 9 Academy Awards® (the most for any musical), including Best Picture. Lerner and Loewe, the team that created My Fair Lady, collaborated on this romance set in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Leslie Caron us the high-spirited Gigi and Louis Jourdan is the jaded aristocrat who falls for her. Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold perform a memorable duet in a movie filled with hummable songs. (“Ah, yes…I remember it well.”) Rated G

Casablanca (1942)
February 11 & 14
Casablanca (1942)(1942)
Celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the most romantic movies ever. This World War II drama and Best Picture Oscar® winner stars Humphrey Bogart as a cynical cafe owner who is more of a romantic than he lets on. When long-lost love Ingrid Bergman shows up in Casablanca, sparks fly. Claude Rains is Captain Renault, whose approach to law enforcement is, well, flexible. ("I'm shocked, SHOCKED, to find that gambling is going on in here.") Rated PG

Wizard of Oz (1939), The
February 18 & 21
The Wizard of Oz (1939)(1939)
Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion in this classic musical from Hollywood's Golden Age. Based on the children's book by L. Frank Baum, this groundbreaking Technicolor production won an Oscar® for the best original song for "Over the Rainbow." With Judy Garland in her star-making role and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West. ("I'll get you, my pretty...and your little dog too!") Rated PG

True Grit (1969)
February 25 & 28
True Grit (1969)(1969)
John Wayne won an Academy Award® for his performance as Rooster Cogburn, a fearless one-eyed U.S. marshal who never knew a dry day in his life. Glen Campbell plays a Texas Ranger thirsty for bounty money. And Kim Darby is a teenage girl out to avenge her father's death. She doesn't care what they are, or who they are, as long as they have "true grit." ("You've not heard the last of Mattie Ross. You may well hear from my lawyer, Daggett.") Rated G

Godfather, The
March 4 & 7
The Godfather(1972)
Director Francis Ford Coppola turned Mario Puzo's best-selling novel about a fictional crime family into an epic. Winner of 3 Oscars® including Best Picture, this movie revived the career of Marlon Brando, who was named Best Actor as Don Vito Corleone. Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall all received nominations for their performances. Contains some of the most famous quotes in movie history. ("I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.") Rated R

Quiet Man, The
March 11 & 14
The Quiet Man(1952)
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. This classic love story set in Ireland earned director John Ford his fourth Academy Award®. John Wayne plays a former American boxer who falls in love with fiery redhead Maureen O'Hara, but her obstinate brother (Victor McLaglen) stands in their way. Wayne and McLaglen come to blows in a rousing climax peppered with witty trash talk and grudging respect. ("Your widow-me sister-she could have done a lot worse.") Rated G

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