Posted by: Drew | May 15, 2008

May 31st 2008 , Cape May Film Society Hosts 5-Week Series “Buried Treasures”

(Cape May, NJ) You may have missed these films the first time around, but now you get a rare second chance to see them. The Cape May Film Society is taking five of Hollywood’s greatest films out of hiding with a five-part series called “Buried Treasures” with featured presenter JC Stinson.

Cape May’s favorite Hollywood actor and screenwriter, Stinson has selected these classics to bring to the big screen with lively discussion to follow. The program will run five consecutive Saturdays beginning May 31 and ending June 28, all at Cape May Elementary on Lafayette Street. The films begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Film Society at 609-884-6700.

Stinson says, “These are great films that went unnoticed or in some cases have been forgotten. The reason might be that they were small films or difficult to categorize, but these movies have reputations that only get stronger over time. None of them fit a particular stereotypical mold, and people who have seen them think of them as instant classics.”

“We look forward to extending this type of programming out in the community,” says Annie Mullock, Events Director for the Film Society. “That’s why we’re hosting this program at the elementary school-it’s at the heart of this community, and we’re honored that they invited us. And with JC Stinson as your host, you know that viewing these films will be both entertaining and informative.”

Here are the films:

May 31-Touch of Evil: This mystery is considered to be one of the great movies of Orson Welles, who both directed and starred in it with Janet Leigh and Charlton Heston.

June 7-State & Main: David Mamet’s seventh feature centers on the havoc wrought on the inhabitants of a small town when a Hollywood film swoops in. Stars William Macy, Alec Baldwin, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

June 14-Sounder: Martin Ritt‘s big-screen adaptation of William H. Armstrong‘s Newberry Award winning novel, Sounder stars Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, and Kevin Hooks. Sounder was nominated for a variety of Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

June 21-The Boxer: Released after his 14-year prison sentence for IRA activities, 32-year-old Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) returns to his old neighborhood and sees former-flame Maggie (Emily Watson), who has an unhappy marriage and now raises her son alone while her husband is in prison.

June 28-Big Night: Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) have journeyed from Italy to New Jersey in the mid-1950s, determined to make a killing with an authentic Italian restaurant. Preparations for a big night hosting bandleader Louis Prima present behind-the-scenes family comedy spiked with high drama. Highlighted by a strong supporting cast of Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, and Allison Janney.

The Cape May Film Society hosts the Cape May Film Festival, which is New Jersey’s premiere film festival dedicated to the support and presentation of creative, challenging, groundbreaking, film/video works by New Jersey filmmakers. The Society is also the region’s leading educational and cultural resource for youth and adult learners interested in all facets of the cinematic experience. For tickets to this program, contact the Film Festival office at 609-884-6700 or visit them online at www.njstatefilmfestival.com.

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