Ogunquit Performing Arts announces the 15th season of Classic Films to be presented at the Dunaway Center on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm November through May. (The exception: December film to be shown on Saturday the December 5th at 2 pm.) The films are shown on a full wall-size screen, admission is free, there is plenty of free parking, and popcorn is served, too! What better way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon? The Committee has chosen an interesting assortment of films: drama, comedy, suspense, mystery, war action, and a musical to appeal to all preferences. So mark your calendars now for the following dates.
Sunday November 1, 2015, 2 pm—To Kill A Mockingbird
This 1962 drama starring Gregory Peck is considered by many to be the greatest film ever made. It was a huge box office success, won three Academy Awards, and was nominated for a total of eight. In the Depression-era South, a white lawyer, Gregory Peck, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge. The events are seen through the eyes of the lawyer’s six-year old daughter.
Saturday December 5, 2015, 2 pm—A Child’s Christmas in Wales
In this prose work by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, an old man shares his heartwarming memories of Christmases past with his grandson.
Sunday January 3, 2016, 2 pm—Once More, With Feeling
In this Alfred Hitchcock 1960 British comedy starring Yul Brynner and Kay Kendall, a London symphony conductor runs into difficulties with his harpist wife, and his mistress. The plot thickens amid the music of Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Richard Wagner.
Sunday February 7, 2016, 2 pm—Marnie
This Alfred Hitchcock suspense film centers around Marnie’s theft of $10,000 from her employer’s safe, and her subsequent struggles against her own phobias, fears, and blackmail.
Sunday March 6, 2016, 2 pm—List of Adrian Messenger
The 1963 black and white crime thriller features George C. Scott as a retired British intelligence officer as he and a retired MI5 officer investigate a series of apparently unrelated deaths and the list that ties these crimes together.
Sunday April 3, 2016, 2 pm—12 O’Clock High
Starring Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell, and Dean Jagger, this exciting 1949 American war film is about aircrews in the United States Army’s Eighth Air Division who flew daylight bombing missions over Germany and France.
Sunday May 1, 2016, 2 pm—The Last Waltz
Martin Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history, a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, on Thanksgiving Day 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Advertised as the Band’s “farewell concert appearance” the band was joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, and Eric Clapton.
Ogunquit Performing Arts continues the popular Classic Film Series again this year November through May. The Dunaway Center is located at 23 School Street right next to the fire station. There is plenty of free parking. Admission is free and there will be popcorn for all.