The Hillsborough Classic Film Society is a new group that is showing classic, foreign and independent films once a month in Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
At each film there is an expert speaker who sets the background for the film.
There’s also free popcorn. You can bring a folding chair, which you might find to be more comfortable than the library chairs.
The films are from the Criterion Collection, which means that they are cleaned up and remastered, and the image on the screen is even better than image the original audiences saw.
It’s free to join the Hillsborough Classic Film Society, and members take part in deciding what films will be shown.
April 14, 2019: The Third Man
Sunday, April 14, come join Mike and Gail and the rest of the Hillsborough Classic Film Society to watch “The Third Man.” The setting is post-war Vienna, partitioned into American, British, French and Soviet sectors and strewn with rubble from Allied bombing during the war. Many necessities—food, medical materials—are in short supply; as always, there are those who would take advantage.
The movie was one of Roger Ebert’s favorites: “Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.” He included it in his list of “The Ten Greatest Films,” published in 1991. Awards include the Grand Prix du Festival, Cannes, 1949; Oscar, Best B&W Cinematography, 1951; Best British Film, BAFTA, 1950; Best Film, Any Source, BAFTA, 1950.
It was an official selection for the Cannes Classics in 2015. Ken Wetherington will say a few words about the film beforehand and lead discussion afterwards. THE THIRD MAN. British, 1949. Directed by Carol Reed, and starring Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. Sunday, April 14th, at 3 pm in the Library on Margaret Lane. Free (and free popcorn). Come a little early to get a good seat. And please visit the website at www.hillsboroughclassicfilms.com
May 26, 2019: Battle of Algiers
Come early to be sure to get a seat.
More upcoming free events in the Triangle
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019