This Week at the Old Pasadena Film Festival

Jul 19, 2010

Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in Before Sunrise.

The hits keep coming in the Old Pasadena Film Festival’s third week:

Thursday is noir classic Sorry, Wrong Number, in which hypochondriac, bedridden millionaire’s daughter and Oscar nominee Barbara Stanwyck overhears two thugs plotting a woman’s murder in a crossed phone connection. As she tries to unravel this telephonic mystery, she becomes convinced she is to be the victim. Suspense!

Friday is ’90s night. At Distant Lands is Before Sunrise, Richard Linklater’s quintessential Gen-X romance: On young Ethan Hawke’s last night in Europe, he wanders around Vienna with Julie Delpy, who he has just met, talking about nothing and falling in love—it’s one of those movies that’s better than it needs to be. At One Colorado is Death Becomes Her, Robert Zemeckis’ dark comedy about lifelong rivals Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn trying to outdo, and eventually kill, each other—except they’ve both taken an immortality elixir. Hilarity ensues.

Saturday at One Colorado is Bringing up Baby, Howard Hawks’ classic screwball rom-com. Milquetoast paleontologist Cary Grant is trying to acquire one last Brontosaurus bone for his work, but scatterbrained heiress Katherine Hepburn and her leopard Baby screw it all up. In Central Park is Troop Beverly Hills, a vintage ’80s comedy about soon-to-be divorcee Shelly Long, who tries to get her mind off her marital problems by taking charge of the troop of her daughter (a very young Jenny Lewis), the Wilderness Girls, socialites’ children all. They camp out in the Beverly Hills Hotel and get into all sorts of hijinks. Wacky wacky wacky.

Sorry, Wrong Number
One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley
8:30 p.m

FRIDAY, July 23
Before Sunrise
Distant Land, 56 S. Raymond Ave.
7:30 p.m.

Death Becomes Her (1992)
One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley
8:30 p.m.

Bringing up Baby
One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley
8:30 p.m.

Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Central Park, 260 S. Raymond Ave.
8:30 p.m.



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