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Start Date: September 9, 2016
End Date: September 16, 2016
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Location: SNFCC, Doiranis and Evripidou, Kallithea, www.snfcc.org

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Harold and Maude (1971)
Harold, the young offspring of an immensely wealthy family,
is obsessed with death. His favorite pastime involves staging
the most grotesque (but always fake) suicides. At a funeral, he
meets 79-year-old Maude and they connect instantly! Based
on a screenplay written by Colin Higgins and published as
a novel in the same year, the film was a complete failure on
its first distribution, with the public finding it difficult to identify
with the pitch-black humor and eccentricity of the protagonistsÕ
relationship. Today, the American Film Institute classifies it as one
of the top 50 American comedies of all time!

Friday,
September 9
AGORA
21.00
Director:
Hal Ashby
Priority vouchers to be
given 30 minutes prior
to the commencement
of each screening at the
SNFCC Visitors Center.

Harvey (1950)
A 6-feet (2m) tall… rabbit, named Harvey, is the best friend
of middle age bachelor, Elwood R. Dowd. ElwoodÕs relatives
are not particularly concerned about this, as long as Elwood
doesnÕt ruin things in their social circle by introducing the
ÔinvisibleÕ Harvey to everyone around him. The plot takes
us to a psychiatric institution, leading to a series of hilarious
misunderstandings. The original Broadway play, written by
Mary Coyle Chase is ingeniously adapted into film, in this
amiable Ñand quite surreal for its timeÑ comedy, with a great
performance by James Stewart and an even more memorable
performance by Josephine Hull (Academy Award – Best
Supporting Actress), which balances extremely well between
normality and kookiness.
Saturday,
September 10
AGORA
21.00
Director:
Henry Koster
Priority vouchers to be
given 30 minutes prior
to the commencement
of each screening at the
SNFCC Visitors Center.
The jerk (1979)
A homeless man tells the story of his… nonsensical life, from
the time of his adoption by a family of poor African American
sharecroppers, to the days of wealth and glory following the
sales of one of his inventions. It was a huge commercial success
and the first film featuring Steve Martin in a starring role. It
also features epic sequences of surrealist and ÔdumbÕ humor,
matching the protagonistÕs level of intelligence. Despite its rather
inelegant and crude humor, the film is now regarded as one
of the best ever American comedies. For reasons that remain
unclear, Stanley Kubrick was an avid fan of the film!

 

Breakfast at TiffanyÕs (1961)
The story of Holly Golightly and Paul… ÔbabyÕ. They are looking
for the dream in New York. They find the one thing they never
dared to imagine. Based on the classic novella by Truman
Capote, the film features the iconic Audrey Hepburn (with a
wardrobe designed by Givenchy), the cosmopolitan finesse of
Blake Edwards, and Henry ManciniÕs music, which won Oscars
for Best Original Song and Best Original Score. The film also
treats viewers with great moments of excitement, from the many
touching instances of hearing the song ÔMoon RiverÕ, the sunrise
in front of TiffanyÕs, all the way to the tear-soaked finale, ending
with the legendary, romantic line ÒSo plentyÓ! This film changed
our mornings forever after…

Friday,
September 16
GREAT LAWN
21.00
Director:
Blake Edwards
The screening will take
place on the lawn. It is
advised to bring along
a beach mat, a blanket
or another type of fabric
to sit on.

 

American graffiti (1973)

In the summer of 1962, a group of high school graduates
and longtime friends spend a last night together at their small
hometown, before they embark onto college life and adulthood.
This landmark American coming-of-age film, which is also
responsible for establishing the trend of compilation soundtracks,
flooded with Õ60s rock ÕnÕ roll hits, is George LucasÕ second
directorial attempt (before shooting the original ÔStar WarsÕ)
and is, until this day, one of the most profitable films in the history
of the US box-office (costing 777,000 dollars and grossing
140,000,000!). It was nominated for 5 Oscars.
Saturday,
September 17
GREAT LAWN
21.00
Director:
George Lucas
The screening will take
place on the lawn. It is
advised to bring along
a beach mat, a blanket
or another type of fabric
to sit on.

Quadrophenia (1979)

London, 1965. Jimmy hates everything about adult life, its
prospects and responsibilities. He is a Mod who loves to ride his
scooter, hang out with his girl and get into brawls with Rockers.
Inspired by the rock opera of the same name by The Who, but
not in the form of a musical (like 1975Õs ÔTommyÕ), the film is a
legendary example of cult British cinema and pop culture, with
iconic references. The cast includes a young Ray Winstone,
Timothy Spall and, of course, Sting!

Sunday,
September 18
GREAT LAWN
21.00
Director:
Franc Roddam
The screening will take
place on the lawn. It is
advised to bring along
a beach mat, a blanket
or another type of fabric
to sit on.

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