Upcoming Events

  1. Classic Film Series: A Christmas Memory

    Sun, Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm
  2. Classic Film Series: Julia

    Sun, Jan 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
  3. Classic Film Series: Show Boat

    Sun, Feb 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Classic Film Series
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at 2:00 pm
Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit

"A Christmas Memory" is a short story by Truman Capote.   First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic.

This 1997 film version stars Patty Duke, Piper Laurie and Eric Lloyd.  As directed by Glenn Jordan, and adapted by Duane Poole, the gentle and lyrical holiday-themed drama begins with a seven-year-old boy, Buddy (Eric Lloyd) whose parents drop him off with distant relatives in an unfamiliar town one Christmas holiday.

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Enjoy this film on the wall-sized screen of the
Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit.
Admission, Parking and Popcorn are free.

Classic Film Series
JULIA

Sunday, January 8, 2016, at 2:00 pm
Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit

This 1977 Oscar-winning drama, based on the memoirs  of playwright Lillian Hellman, depicts the relationship between two friends with unexpected consequences.  Lillian, on her way to a writers’ meeting in 1930's Russia, plans to reunite with her life-long friend Julia, who in turn asks Lillian to smuggle funds into Germany to aid the anti-Nazi movement.  Waiting in the wings is Lillian's lover and mentor, Dashiell Hammett, who is unaware of her dangerous assignment.

Julia's fabulous cast includes Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell,  Hal Holbrook, Meryl  Streep, and Rosemary Murphy.

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Enjoy this film on the wall-sized screen of the
Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit.
Admission, Parking and Popcorn are free.

Classic Film Series
SHOW BOAT

Sunday, February 5, 2016, at 2:00 pm
Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit

Filmed previously in 1929 and in 1936,  this third adaptation of Jerome Kern’s Show Boat was shot in Technicolor in the typical MGM lavish style in 1951, with a production spread out from the MGM back lot to the Mississippi itself.  Produced by Arthur Freed and directed by George Sidney, the film stars Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel,  with Joe E Brown,  Agnes Moorehead, and the sensational dancers Marge and  Gower Champion.  But arguably, the two biggest stars of the show are the magnificent baritone William Warfield,  and the Show Boat itself.  When the two get together for the finale reprise of “Ol Man River”, the effect is memorable.

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Enjoy this film on the wall-sized screen of the
Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit.
Admission, Parking and Popcorn are free.