Ben (djdysfunction) wrote in indie_films,

Attn New Jersey Classic Film Fans!

The West Orange Classic Film Festival is starting up again at the AMC Theater in West Orange this month. I went yesterday to see "Spartacus" on the big screen, and they have a lot more coming up. This year, they've even added a couple of foreign films to the list, which I'm looking forward to. Here's the schedule:

Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 7:00 PM

Spartacus - 1960 - directed by Stanley Kubrick

Spartacus follows the title character as he leads a daring slave rebellion in a quest for freedom in Stanley Kubrick's grand historical epic.

North by Northwest
Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 7:00PM
Black Maria Building

North by Northwest - 1959 - directed by Alfred Hitchcock

One of Alfred Hitchcock's finest films, North by Northwest follows Cary Grant as he's being chased in a 3000 mile deadly game of tag.

Midnight Cowboy
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 7:00 PM
Black Maria Building

Midnight Cowboy - 1969 - directed by John Schlesinger

A daring and provocative film, Midnight Cowboy explores the sexual decadence of 1960's cinema and pairs two lost souls as they attempt to survive the world of hustling in New York City.

The Wizard of Oz
Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 2:00 PM

The Wizard of Oz - 1939 - directed by Victor Fleming

The Wizard of Oz follows Dorothy after she is swept away to the magical land of Oz where she is forced on a journey to the Emerald City, accompanied by some of film's most memorable characters, the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Man.

The Searchers
Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 7:00 PM`
The Searchers

The Searchers - 1956 - directed by John Ford
John Wayne and director John Ford connect for the 12th time in The Searchers, a story of the frontier, racism, and classic revenge in one of the greatest Westerns ever made.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 7:00 PM
Black Maria Building

Rocky - 1976 - directed by John G. Avildsen

The story of a small time boxer as he attempts to beat the odds, in and out of the ring, Rocky is the quintessential American success story and an inspiration for all.

Wild Strawberries
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 7:00 PM

Wild Strawberries - 1959 - Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries brings the audience on a journey through dream and memory as a man confronts his life and its failings in one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time.

The Hidden Fortress
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:00 PM
Black Maria Building

The Hidden Fortress - 1960 - directed by Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, the story of a warrior and a princess evading enemy clans while smuggling the royal treasure, is an epic tale of struggle and honor and is generally acknowledged as the inspiration for George Lucas' Star Wars.

Buy tickets at the box office on the day of the event: $7.00 ($6.00 for members of the West Orange Arts Council)

Directions to AMC Theatre at Essex Green in West Orange:

From Interstate 280

Exit on Prospect Ave., Exit 8A (Prospect Avenue South). Drive south on Prospect Avenue for 1/4 mile. Essex Green Shopping Center will be on your right. AMC Theatre is in the shopping center.

Their website can be found here for more information.
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