Winter Film Series

Tired of the cold, dark Winter?  Escape to a warmer climate through film.  In our Winter series, we will view  six movies based in exotic or tropical locales and centered on people escaping a scandalous past, broken relationship, or simply trying to find a fresh new start.

The film Series starts Wednesday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m. with the 1935 Oscar winning “Mutiny on the Bounty”, starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton and will run through February 15.  All films will be shown on a Wednesday Night starting at 7:00 p.m., followed by a discussion of the evening's movie.

 

Schedule: 

January  4 – Mutiny on the Bounty
Based on the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norton Hall, this 1935 MGM movie version won the Oscar for Best Picture. Clark Gable stars as Fletcher Christian, first mate of the infamous HMS Bounty, skippered by Captain William Bligh (Charles Laughton), the cruelest taskmaster on the Seven Seas. 

January 11 – African Queen
Adapted from the 1935 novel by C.S. Forester, the African Queen tells the timeless tale of two mismatched strangers joining forces in a common cause, and finding love along the way.  The film, directed by John Huston,  stars Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in his portrayal of river rat Charles Allnut.

January 18 – Islands in the Stream
The film, based on an Ernest Hemingway novel, tells the tale of an American artist (played by George C. Scott) seeking tranquility in the Bahamas during WWII.

February 1 – Night of the Iguana
This adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play of the same name centers on a defrocked minister (Richard Burton), a flamboyant widow (Ava Gardner), and  an artist (Deborah Kerr) struggling to work through their demons in a small inn on the Mexican coast.

February 8 – The Mosquito Coast
Harrison Ford delivers one of his most-acclaimed performances in Peter Weir's adaptation of Paul Theroux's novel.  An inventor embittered by the blighted landscape of the contemporary United States moves his wife (Helen Mirren) and kids to the rain forests of Central America in search of Utopia.  

February 15 – Under the Tuscan Sun
Loosely based on a memoir by Frances Mayes, this film stars Diane Lane as a woman starting her life over with a new home in a new land. 

 

Should a movie be canceled due to snow,  that night’s film will be shown on February 22.