The Old Pasadena Film Festival!

Jul 5, 2010

Diane and Woody in Annie Hall.

Now in its third year, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is four weekends of good, free movies. You’ll find no navel-gazing indie drivel in the schedule—a stop on the art-film festival circuit this is not. Excepting the current one, every decade since 1930 is represented, from 1933’s She Done Him Wrong and I’m No Angel (a double feature) to 2004’s Before Sunset. Most screenings will be at One Colorado, with a handful at Distant Lands, one in Central Park, and one—Jurassic Park!—in Mill’s Alley. Flicks start at 8:30, except for the Distant Lands shows, which are at 7:30. Chairs will be provided (except in Central Park); come early for better seating. Check back with us regularly for the weekly schedule (first week below), or find the whole thing here.

The focus is on women in film, with a special “Leading Ladies” series of eight films starring Hollywood icons: Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep, Barbara Streisand, Mae West, Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn and Bette Davis. Noteworthy also is a showing of the recently restored Mary Pickford silent shorts, with live orchestral accompaniment from members of the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra. Other highlights (as far as we’re concerned) include Annie Hall, Before Sunrise AND Before Sunset (though not back to back, sadly), and Labyrinth—there’s just no such thing as too much David Bowie.

The first week’s schedule:

Annie Hall
One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley
8:30 p.m

FRIDAY, July 9
Distant Land, 56 S. Raymond Ave.
7:30 p.m.

Mary Pickford Shorts + Orchestra
One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley
8:30 p.m

The Women (1939)
One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley
8:30 p.m



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