Travel the world this month as Tuesday Nights at the Movies screens films set in New Zealand, Africa, Brazil, and France
Tuesday, November 7, 7PM
Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) writes, directs and stars in this offbeat father/son dramedy set in his native New Zealand. A boy named Boy becomes acquainted with his wayward father (Waititi in hilarious form) who returns to recover a bag of money that he buried years ago. Waititi’s signature blend of humor and pathos is on full display.
Tuesday, November 14, 7PM
Bette Davis is at her best in this melodrama as Boston socialite Charlotte Vale, a frumpy and repressed young woman who becomes transformed into a confident and vivacious beauty-through lots of therapy, a cruise to Brazil, and a little romance. Featuring a soaring orchestral score and a stellar supporting cast, including Paul Henreid as the smoldering love interest, Gladys Cooper as the overbearing mother, and Claude Rains as her sage and sympathetic therapist.
In 2007, Now, Voyager was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The African Queen
Tuesday, November 21, 7PM
Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn play the consummate oddball couple as a boozy riverboat captain and a prim but spirited missionary who venture down a river in East Africa to attack a German gunship during WWI. Restored to its original Technicolor glory in 2010, this highflying adventure film thrills and enchants.
In 1994, The African Queen was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
Tuesday, November 28, 7PM
Written and directed by the inventive French creative team Caro and Jeunet, this surreal post-apocalyptic dark comedy is set in a French apartment building and focuses on the intersecting lives of its landlord and tenants. Delicatessen is utterly unique in its depiction of a visually ravishing futuristic dystopia but is not for the faint of heart. Viewer discretion is advised.