Members & guests–free. Online RSVP for this program has ended; to join please contact the Village office at 773.248.8700.
If Ninotchka or Captain Blood or Random Harvest are among your favorite films, you’ll be right at home! In addition to discussing the films, we will also talk about the scores and the wonderful composers of the era.
This month’s film is Stagecoach (1939). From Criterion.com, “John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list and establishing the genre as we know it today. The quintessential tale of a group of strangers thrown together into extraordinary circumstances, Stagecoach features outstanding performances from Hollywood stalwarts Claire Trevor, John Carradine, and Thomas Mitchell, and, of course, John Wayne, in his first starring role for Ford, as the daredevil outlaw the Ringo Kid. Superbly shot and tightly edited, Stagecoach (Ford’s first trip to Monument Valley) is Hollywood storytelling at its finest.”
If you choose to watch the movie before the discussion, it is available on Amazon Prime
(free with subsciption, rent from $2.99), HBO Max
(free with subscription) or Tubi (
free with ads).
Click the image below for trailers and more!
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