Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jennifer Jones, Fish Tank and Shanty Tramp

The Stanford Theater is screening a Jennifer Jones Tribute double feature January 8 to 10. The Stanford is screening two of her biggest hits - Love is a Many Splendored Thing co-starring William Holden (1955) and Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955).

I don't know if this is part of a longer tribute or if the Jones series is limited to this weekend. Jennifer Jones passed away last month


The Vogue Theater in San Francisco is offering a free screening of Fish Tank (2009). The screening is co-sponsored by the Mostly British Film Festival. The film was 2009 Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival.

A woman’s desire is the subject of this taboo-breaking film about a 15-year old girl who becomes attracted to her mother’s young boyfriend played by Hunger’s Michael Fassbender. The disruption in everyone’s life is vividly captured by director Andrea Arnold, an Oscar winner for her short film Wasp. Her debut feature Red Road was another Cannes Jury Prize winner.

The screening is Saturday, January 16 at 11 AM.


Thrillville is screening Shanty Tramp (1967) at the 4 Star on Thursday, January 21. That's the night before Noir City opens.

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