Friday Night Films (starting in December)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15; two for $25 or $12.50 for three or more
Watch films in style at Taliesin West. Our Friday Night Films provide a new way to enjoy the silver screen just as the Wrights did. Each month, we will screen a cinematic classic that had been watched by the Wright’s and the Fellowship. Stay after for an exciting conversation about the film, it’s history, and how it might connect to Wright and his work.
Coming as a group? Buy two film tickets and save $5 on each ticket!
Questions regarding tickets? Email: programs@FrankLloydWright.org
|*SOLD OUT* It's a Wonderful Life (1946) ||Dec. 23||George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years. Chuck Banaszewski will be the post-film Q&A moderator.||PURCHASE TICKETS|
|*SOLD OUT*Casablanca (1942) ||Jan. 27||Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.||PURCHASE TICKETS|
|Citizen Kane (1941) ||Feb. 24||When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." |
Q&A with Prof. Chris LaMont to follow.
|Roman Holiday (1953) ||March 24||Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get an exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way. |
Q&A with Prof. Katie Morrissey to follow.
|The Maltese Falcon (1941)||April 28||In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam's partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon. |
Q&A with Prof. Chris LaMont to follow.
|Rebel Without a Cause (1955)||May 26||After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato (Sal Mineo), and falls for local girl Judy (Natalie Wood). However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz (Corey Allen). When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.||PURCHASE TICKETS|
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