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Sixteen Candles Sixteen Candles Remember your first crush? That awesome senior you loved from afar and the nerdy freshman who idolized you? It's all here in this sweet, funny comedy centering around the 16th birthday of Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), a high school sophomore who hopes the day will bring her a new, voluptuous body and an improved social life. In his directorial debut, screenwriter John Hughes displays a special knack for recalling the headaches and heartaches of adolescence. And Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall (as the overzeal-ous “geek”) serve as eloquent reminders of what it feels like to be all thumbs — and still have hope. Brief nudity, some mature themes. Sixteen Candles (1984, PG, 1:33). Producer: Hilton A. Green. Director/Writer: John Hughes. Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling. SATURDAY, JULY 27 THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 Eddie And The Cruisers In 1963, the music of Eddie and the Cruisers died along with its lead singer, or so it seems until TV newsmagazine reporter Maggie Foley (Ellen Barkin) decides to take a new angle on the story: Twenty years have passed and the body was never found — what if Eddie (Michael Pare) is still alive? Maggie’s investigation does little to uncover the truth about Eddie’s disappearance — but it does set the stage for some rousing ’60s-style musical numbers and a nostalgic trip to a bygone era. Mature themes. Eddie And The Cruisers (1983, PG, 1:35). Producers: Joseph Brooks, Robert K. Litton. Director: Martin Davidson. Writers: Martin Davidson, Arlene Davidson. Starring: Michael Pare, Tom Berenger, Ellen Barkin. SATURDAY, JULY 27 THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 * MONDAY, AUGUST 19 SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 f * Playing Favorites t=Final Showing Eddie And The Cruisers Electric Dreams This sweetly funny boy-meets-girl-meets-computer story concerns an absent-minded architect named Miles (Lenny Von Dohlen) who buys a home computer to help him organize his life. When beautiful concert cellist Madeline (Virginia Madsen) moves in next door, a most unusual courtship develops. Miles’ newly acquired computer starts communicating musically with Madeline through an air vent and, thinking that her neighbor is a closet musician, Madeline starts to fall in love with him. But Miles soon discovers that his precocious computer has mutated — thanks to some champagne spilled in its circuits — into a thinking, talking personality with a mind of its own. Edgar, as the computer calls himself, is meddling and possessive and virtually takes over the running of Miles’ life and love life. Bud Cort (Harold And Maude) supplies an imaginative vocal performance as Edgar, and director Steve Barron, a veteran of more than 100 rock videos (including Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean), has created some MTV-inspired sequences to accompany Edgar’s musical moments. Electric Dreams is an original, amusing story with a delicate satirical byte to it that encompasses both the wonders of video magic and the paranoia of our increasingly mechanized lives. Some mature themes. Electric Dreams (1984, PG, 1:37). Producers: Rusty Lemorande, Larry DeWaay. Director: Steve Barron. Writer: Rusty Lemorande. Starring: Lenny Von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield. FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 * TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 * Opening Night

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Curse Of The Pink Panther Deal Of The Century Chevy Chase (Fletch) stars as Eddie Muntz, a small-time arms dealer who stumbles onto the big-time opportunity to sell an expensive robot plane to a South American dictator (William Marquez). While negotiating the absurdly complex deal, Eddie meets Mrs. DeVoto (Sigourney Weaver of Ghostbusters), the widow of another arms dealer who has just committed suicide. With his new girlfriend by his side, and aided by a fanatically religious partner (Gregory Hines), Eddie sets out to make a deal. Deal Of The Century misfires occasionally, but it still packs a lot of comic ammunition. Violence, mature humor. Deal Of The Century (1983, PG, 1:39). Producer: Bud Yorkin. Director: William Fried-kin. Writer: Paul Brickman. Starring: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines. MONDAY, JULY 22 SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 t Curse Of The Pink Panther Peter Sellers may be gone, but the legend of Inspector Clouseau lives on, as evidenced in director Blake Edwards’ latest Pink Panther entry. When Clou-seau’s old boss, Inspector Dreyfuss (Herbert Lom), is forced to pick a detective to track down the missing Clouseau and the stolen Pink Panther jewel. New York cop Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass) is picked for the job. But Sleigh proves to be an American version of Clouseau, bumbling through his assignment and escaping repeated attempts against his life only by comic chance. Some mature humor. Curse Of The Pink Panther (1983, PG, 1:51). Producers: Blake Edwards, Tony Adams. Director: Blake Edwards. Writers: Blake Edwards, Geoffrey Edwards. Starring: Ted Wass. David Niven, Robert Wagner. MONDAY, JULY 22 SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 + The Natural One need not love baseball to be drawn into the spell of this stunning sports fable. Robert Redford stars as the enigmatic Roy Hobbs, a near-retirement age ballplayer who appears out of nowhere to lead the fictitious New York Knights to the pennant. We first see him as a young farmboy, delirious with a love for baseball and equipped with a natural ability. But when Hobbs’ youthful promise is undone by a demonic lady in black (Barbara Hershey), 16 years pass before he reappears — in the Knights’ dugout. Sporting remarkable camerawork and an extraordinary supporting cast, here’s one film that young and old can both cheer and draw inspiration from. Some mature themes. The Natural (1984, PG, 2:18). Producers: Roger Towne, Philip M. Breen. Director: Barry Levinson. Writers: Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry. Starring: Robert Redford. Glenn Close, Kim Basinger. WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 * SUNDAY, JULY 28 * Playing Favorites 38 t=Final Showing The Muppets Take Manhattan Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppet melange are back with their third feature film, a fun-filled confection of old-fashioned entertainment the whole family will enjoy. This inspired story traces the up-again-down-again adventures of everybody’s favorite puppets as they try to get their senior class musical (penned by Kermit) produced on Broadway. But instead of overnight success, the Muppets find themselves spending the entire summer in the city. Poor Kermit is beginning to get frayed around his felt edges, and when his friends decide they’re becoming a burden on their leader, the gang splits up. While lurking suspiciously around Manhattan, Kermit gets work at a Greek diner and Miss Piggy takes a job behind the cosmetics counter at Bloom-ingdale’s (where her coworker is none other than Joan Rivers). Full of the warmth, wit and whimsical humor that have become Muppet trademarks, The Muppets Take Manhattan also features a sparkling array of cameo appearances by dozens of human luminaries, including Dabney Coleman, Art Carney, James Coco, Gregory Hines, Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli and even New York City Mayor Ed Koch. General audiences. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984, G, 1:34). Producer: David Lazer. Director: Frank Oz. Writers: Frank Oz, Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses. Starring: The Muppets. FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 * TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 * Opening Night

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Alphabet City Under The Volcano Under The Volcano is a film of tremendous power and harrowing beauty. Set in Cuernavaca, Mexico, under the shadow of a presumably sleeping volcano (and, metaphorically, growing Nazi expansionism), the film charts the last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firman (Oscar-nominee Albert Finney), an ex-British Consul and spectacular drunk. On this pivotal day — during the macabre revelry of Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration — Firman’s estranged actress-wife Yvonne (Jacqueline Bisset) and her onetime lover, Firman’s younger half-brother, Hugh (Anthony Andrews), return, setting the stage for Firman’s final, uncompromising descent into his private hell. Profanity, mature themes. Under The Volcano (1984, R, 1:53). Producers: Moritz Borman, Wieland Schultz-Keil. Director: John Huston. Writer: Guy Gallo. Starring: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews. MONDAY, JULY 29 THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 Alphabet City Alphabet City takes its title from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a decayed urban stretch of 50 blocks between Avenues A and D largely given over to drug trafficking. The story chronicles one night in the life of 19-year-old Johnny (Vincent Spano), a successful kingpin in the neighborhood’s lucrative drug and extortion rackets. His gangster boss, Gino (Raymond Serra), has just ordered Johnny to torch a tenement — the very one in which his mother (Zohra Lampert) and younger sister (Jami Gertz) live. But Mama, tired and fed up, refuses to budge, and this starts Johnny thinking about his own life and future. Violence, mature themes. Alphabet City (1984. R, 1:25). Producer: Andrew Braunsberg. Director: Amos Poe. Writers: Gregory Heller, Amos Poe. Starring: Vincent Spano, Kate Vernon, Michael Winslow. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 MONDAY, AUGUST 26 FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 Beyond The Limit This steamy drama stars Michael Caine as Charley Fortnum, an ineffectual, alcoholic minor diplomat representing Great Britain in a small Argentinian town, and Richard Gere as Dr. Eduardo Plarr, a half-Paraguayan, half-British doctor who has some interest in helping local revolutionaries kidnap the American ambassador — and a lot of interest in Fortnum’s beautiful wife, Clara (Elpidia Carrillo), a former prostitute who wants out of her stagnant marriage. These characters are thrown together mostly by chance, but when the rebels’ plot misfires, Fortnum and Plarr find their fates inextricably intertwined. Nudity, violence, mature themes. Beyond The Limit (1983, R, 1:44). Producer: Norma Heyman. Director: John Mackenzie. Writer: Christopher Hampton. Starring: Michael Caine, Richard Gere. TUESDAY, JULY 23 MONDAY, JULY 29 FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 t 36 t=Final Showing The Pope Of Greenwich Village The heroes of this emotionally charged drama may be slightly scummy, but the performances of actors Mickey Rourke (of the soon-to-be-released Year Of The Dragon) and Eric Roberts (Star 80) are first-rate. Rourke stars as Charlie, a small-potatoes bar manager who dreams of one day owning his own restaurant in New York’s Little Italy neighborhood. He has an ally in cousin Paulie (Roberts), a greasy con man with an insatiable hunger for easy money who is always getting in over his head. Whining his way into the good graces of his cousin, Paulie convinces Charlie to join him in a heist of hot money en route from corrupt cops to the Mafia. Unfor- tunately, however, they bungle the job and find themselves pursued from both ends. By now Charlie has lost all respect in the eyes of his pregnant girlfriend (Daryl Hannah), a feckless gal who’s prepared to do her own share of swindling to get even. And, with no one on his side, Charlie is forced to come to terms with the Mafiosi on his own. The Pope Of Greenwich Village is gritty, adult viewing that offers dynamic performances from all. Violence, profanity, mature themes. The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984, R, 2:01). Producer: Gene Kirkwood. Director: Stuart Rosenberg. Writer: Vincent Patrick. Starring: Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Burt Young. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 * * Opening Night

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Romancing The Stone Romancing The Stone Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner of Prizzi’s Honor) is the author of best-selling romances, in which her heroines take all the exciting chances in life and love that the timid writer avoids herself. But when she goes to Colombia to help her kidnapped sister, she is thrust headlong into a perilous adventure. Only the daring Jack T. Colton (Michael Douglas), a cynical soldier of fortune, can help this distressed damsel survive her ordeal — and uncover the ravishing beauty hidden underneath her shy exterior. It’s all great fun, a movie not to be missed. Some violence, mature themes. Romancing The Stone (1984, PG, 1:50). Producer: Michael Douglas. Director: Robert Zemeckis. Writer: Diane Thomas. Starring: Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas. MONDAY, JULY 29* THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 * Film Festival Conan The Destroyer The saga of the classic comic-book character continues as bodybuilder-cum-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger heads a larger-than-life cast (including scene-stealer Grace Jones of A View To A Kilt) in this rousing mythological adventure. This time out, Conan is sent on a perilous mission to locate a mystical treasure — and the wicked queen who employs him wants him dead after the job’s done. But have no fear, the mighty warrior gives evil a healthy run for its money, and just may leave viewers perched on the edge of their seats long after the smoke clears. Brief nudity, graphic violence, mature themes. Conan The Destroyer (1984, PG, 1:42). Producer: Raefaella De Laurentiis. Director: Richard Fleisher. Writer: Stanley Mann. Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain. MONDAY, JULY 22 * SATURDAY. AUGUST 3 SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 * Film Festival Deadly Force The ghastly work of a demented killer — it seems he delights in carving the letter “X” in the foreheads of his victims — sets the stage for Deadly Force, an action-in-the-streets adventure for fans of the fantastic. Wings Hauser takes the lead as Stoney Cooper, a New York private eye who returns to his native Los Angeles to hunt down the elusive “X” killer. Cooper's homecoming is something less than warm, however, as the local media and the LAPD refuse to cooperate with his investigation, and Cooper must resort to the kind of vigilante justice that Dirty Harry fans know so well. Graphic violence, mature themes. Deadly Force (1983. R, 1:36). Producer: Sandy Howard. Director: Paul Aaron. Writers: Ken Barnett, Barry Schneider. Starring: Wings Hauser, Joyce Ingalls, Paul Shenar. MONDAY, AUGUST 12 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 t 30 t=Final Showing Streets Of Fire Streets Of Fire is a visually dazzling film of unbridled intensity. Set in a nameless urban locale in a timeless period — that blends the cars of the '50s with the fashions of the '80s — and charged with an equally ambiguous Ry Cooder soundtrack, this self-styled rock ‘n’ roll fable is a pulsating, throbbing orchestration careening around the rescue of a kidnapped young singer. Michael Pare stars as Tom Cody, a rugged, leather-clad mercenary who’s recruited to rescue his former girlfriend, a slinky rock star named Ellen Aim (Diane Lane of The Cotton Club), who has been abducted in the middle of a concert by a motorcycle gang. Aided by Ellen’s manager (Ghost-busters ’ Rick Moranis) and a gun-toting, tough-talking sidekick (Amy Madigan), Cody must rescue and protect Ellen — simply because there just isn’t anyone else tough enough to handle the job. Director Walter Hill (48 HRS.) makes sure that the rescue is explosive in every sense of the word, combining sensuous neon-and-smoke imagery, evocative music, stylized violence and a dose of tongue-in-cheek humor to achieve a powder keg of a film that just keeps coming at you. Brief nudity, violence, profanity, mature themes. Streets Of Fire (1984, PG, 1:35). Producers: Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver. Director: Walter Hill. Writers: Walter Hill, Larry Gross. Starring: Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 * WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 ** SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 * Opening Night ** Playing Favorites

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Between Lovers The pressure’s on for luscious Jesie St. James when she winds up with two amorous husbands who turn out to be drinking buddies — and must keep them separate but satisfied in this fast-paced pleasure trove. Nudity, sexual situations. Between Lovers (1983, Adults Only, 1:25). Producer: Marga Aulbach. Director: Henri Packard. Writers: Chester H. Carlfi, Henri Packard. Starring: Jesie St. James, John Leslie, Georgina Spelvin. SUN., JULY 28 FRI., AUG. 9 TUES., AUG. 20 MON., AUG. 26 SAT., AUG. 31 Flash Between The Sheets The old adage “history is made at night” is taken quite literally in this entertaining adult trek through time as the American Revolution, the Civil War and the swinging '50s set the stage for plenty of steamy fun. Nudity, sexual situations. Between The Sheets (1984, Adults Only, 1:28). Producer: Michelle Ames. Director: Anthony Spinelli. Writer: Michael Ellis. Starring: Seka, John Leslie, Annette Haven. SAT., JULY 27 FRI., AUG. 9 WED., AUG. 14 SUN., AUG. 18 THURS., AUG. 29 Flash Sexy skin photographer Jessica Collins really knows how to get the action going — on both sides of the camera. And it’s not just the hot lights that are steaming things up in this exposing tale. Nudity, sexual situations. Flash (1981, Adults Only, 1:20). Producer/ Director: Jack Genero. Writer: Michael Stott. Starring: Hillary Summers, Mike Eyke, Connie Petersen, Don Bruce. SUN., JULY 21 MON., JULY 29 TUES., AUG. 13 SAT., AUG. 17 FRI., AUG. 23 Every Inch A Lady This hilarious rags-to-riches tale stars Harry Reems and Darby Lloyd Raines as two struggling hustlers who pool their resources and quickly rise to the top of the glamorous New York sex industry. Nudity, sexual situations. Every Inch A Lady (1975, Adults Only, 1:15). Producers/Directors/Writers: John Amero, Lem Amero. Starring: Harry Reems, Darby Lloyd Raines, Marc Stevens. FRI., AUG. 2 TUES., AUG. 6 MON., AUG. 12 WED., AUG. 28 t t=Final Showing COMING ATTRACTION

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Vamping Daniel Timothy Hutton and Amanda Plummer play Daniel and Susan Isaacson, children of a dead couple modeled after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (who were executed for treason in the 1950s). Traumatized by the pain they have lived with for years, Daniel and Susan react in radically different ways. Adapted from E.L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel The Book Of Daniel, director Sidney Lumet’s wrenching drama keeps shifting from past to present as Daniel, forced into action by his sister’s deteriorating sanity, searches for answers to the cruel riddles of history that have so plagued their lives. Violence, mature themes. Daniel (1983, R, 2:10). Producer: Burtt Harris. Director: Sidney Lumet. Writer: E.L. Doctorow. Starring: Timothy Hutton, Amanda Plummer, Edward Asner. TUESDAY, JULY 23 THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 f Vamping Dallas's Bobby Ewing may be dead, but actor Patrick Duffy is still making a career out of getting in and out of financial and romantic trouble. Here he stars as a down-on-his-luck jazz musician, who makes ends meet by robbing the mansion of a recently deceased antique collector. During the heist, Duffy is so struck by a photo of the dead man’s widow (Catherine Hyland) that he works up an elaborate pretext for meeting her. The two become lovers but are soon caught up in a bizarre blackmail/ murder scheme. Brief nudity, profanity, mature themes. Vamping (1984, R, 1:50). Producers: Howard Kling, Stratton Rawson. Director: Frederick King Keller. Writer: Michael Healy. Starring: Patrick Duffy, Catherine Hyland, Rod Arrants. FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 MONDAY, AUGUST 12 THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 Mission Hill Mission Hill ably depicts the disintegration of a lower middle-class Boston family. When Mrs. Doyle (Barbara Orson) is deserted by her alcoholic husband, the Doyle children seem to follow their father’s route toward self-destruction. Daughter Laura (Alice Barrett) gives up a good job to pursue an impossible dream of becoming a singer and gets sucked into a world she cannot control when she hooks up with an ambitious jazz musician. Meanwhile, sons Danny (Brian Burke) and Michael (John Mahoney) get hooked on lives of crime when they find that making easy money is more gratifying than spending time in school. Some violence, mature themes. Mission Hill (1982, Not Rated, 1:24). Producer/Director: Robert Jones. Writers: Anne Jones, Robert Jones. Starring: Brian Burke, Alice Barrett, Barbara Orson. WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 t 40 t=Final Showing The Neverending Story At first it seemed like a strange choice — German director Wolfgang Petersen (whose last international success was the superrealistic Das Boot) to helm a surrealistic fantasy tale? As it turned out, however, Petersen’s meticulous attention to detail and unique ability to solve gargantuan production challenges made him the perfect choice to bring Michael Ende’s best-selling fairy tale to the screen. The whole family will relish this story-within-a-story as a young bookworm named Bastian (Barrett Oliver) loses himself in a magical storybook. The book’s young hero, Atreyu (Noah Hathaway), is sent on an eerie quest to save the world from The Nothing, a great emptiness that threatens to envelop imagination and all things good in the land of Fantasia. His journey introduces the young warrior to a lavish array of creatures like the giant rockbiter, a titanic snail and a lucky flying dragon (the latter is every kid’s dream of the perfect pet, a sort of winged puppy that will take you wherever you want to go). Bastian and Atreyu ultimately work together to save a lovely princess and her kingdom from The Nothing’s doom, making this a timeless fantasy with a moral lesson to boot. Some mature themes. The Neverending Story (1984, PG, 1:35). Producers: Bernd Eichinger, Dieter Geissler. Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel. Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barrett Oliver, Tami Stronach. FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 * WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 MONDAY, AUGUST 26 ** SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 * Opening Night ** Film Festival

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Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers They Call Me Bruce In this outrageously silly send-up, Korean-born comic Johnny Yune stars as Bruce, a cook who — his Mafia bosses insist — looks a lot like the late martial artist Bruce Lee. But this Bruce is no fighter — only his quick wit and delightfully awful jokes (“My grandfather’s dying wish was to stay alive.”) keep him out of serious trouble. Director Elliott Hong throws in a lightweight plot about cocaine disguised as Chinese flour to give the film some structure, but it’s all just an excuse to turn Yune loose, and the actor responds with a hysterical performance. Mature humor. They Call Me Bruce? (1982. PG, 1:30). Producer/Director: Elliott Hong. Writers: David Randolph. Johnny Yune, Elliott Hong, Tim Clawson. Starring: Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway, Pam Huntington. FRIDAY, JULY 26 SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 t Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers Cheech and Chong don 18th-century regalia and wreak low-ball havoc on Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale as they play twin brothers so psychically entwined that when one is clubbed (or caressed) the other feels it. The lunatic comics chew up the luxuriant scenery across France, poking fun at everything including themselves. In fact, about the only thing missing from the duo’s standard fare is marijuana humor — but then, pot was not the drug of choice during the French Revolution. Extreme profanity, mature humor. Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers (1984, PG, 1:30). Producer: Peter MacGregor-Scot. Director: Thomas Chong. Writers: Thomas Chong, Cheech Marin. Starring: Thomas Chong, Cheech Marin, Roy Dotrice. MONDAY, AUGUST 5 FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 Nate And Hayes In the annals of history there are quite a few obscure tales that can be fancifully fabricated into far-fetched adventure stories. Such is the case in Nate And Hayes. Spun from a remote fact about a little-known pirate, this rousing swashbuckler offers Tommy Lee Jones as Captain “Bully” Hayes and Michael O Keefe as Nate, a courageous young missionary. The two join forces against some rakish rogues who, among other things, have abducted Nate’s innocent young bride, Sophie (Jenny Seagrove). Don’t miss the fun-filled stints and daring stunts in this rollicking high seas romp. Violence, mature themes. Nate And Hayes (1983, PG, 1:39). Producers: Lloyd Phillips, Rob Whitehouse. Director: Ferdinand Fairfax. Writers: John Hughes. David Odell. Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O’Keefe, Jenny Seagrove. SUNDAY, JULY 21 THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 MONDAY, AUGUST 12 * SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 t * Film Festival 26 t=Final Showing Cannonball Run II Fasten your seatbelts and hold onto your hats as Burt Reynolds hits the road again in this fast-paced and freewheeling car chase comedy. A star-studded sequel to the 1981 blockbuster hit, this wild joyride follows the zany misadventures of a disparate group of drivers competing in the Cannonball Run, a coast-to-coast, no-holds-barred car race. Once again, Reynolds and sidekick Dom DeLuise team up — this time disguised as Army officers — to win the $1 million pot at the end of the road. Careening cross-country, they are pitted against an array of adventurous oddballs that includes a pair of hitchhikers dressed as nuns (Shirley MacLaine and Marilu Henner), two Las Vegas gamblers (Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.) with the Mafia on their trail, a karate commando and his giant friend (Jackie Chan and Richard Kiel), two leggy females (Susan Anton and Catherine Bach) — and an orangutan who chauffeurs a limo for cousins Tony Danza and Mel Tillis. In short, you’d put the AAA into serious overdrive trying to chart this crazy course. But if you decide to go the distance, be sure to stay tuned for the closing credits, a hilarious series of bloopers and outtakes from the filming. Profanity, some violence. Cannonball Run II (1984, PG, 1:48). Producer: Albert S. Ruddy. Director: Hal Needham. Writers: Hal Needham, Albert S. Ruddy, Harvey Miller. Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Shirley MacLaine, Jamie Farr. SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 * WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 * Opening Night

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Educating Rita This funny, poignant tale stars Michael Caine (Beyond The Limit) as Professor Frank Bryant, a once-promising poet who now shows up drunk for classes at the small Irish college where he teaches. Julie Walters is Rita, an eccentric young hairdresser who’s desperate for a formal education. Through the college’s “open university” policy, Rita is allowed to take private lessons with a tutor — and despite his adamant objections, Frank finds himself saddled with the job. Happily, this overeager pupil turns out to be a blessing in disguise as Rita’s voracious appetite for knowledge slowly begins to rekindle Frank's own zest for life. Some mature humor. Educating Rita (1983, PG, 1:52). Producer/ Director: Lewis Gilbert. Writer: Willy Russell. Starring: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams. THURSDAY, JULY 25 MONDAY, JULY 29 SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 t Funny Lady Abundant with glorious sets and sumptuous Bob Mackie gowns, Funny Lady stars Barbra Streisand as musical clown Fanny Brice and James Caan as producer/songwriter Billy Rose. Covering their stormy marriage and subsequent split, Funny Lady sets a more solemn mood than its predecessor, Funny Girl, but it is nevertheless a feast for the eyes and ears. A brilliant blend of soaper, musical biography and show-off star vehicle, this definitive portrait of a decidedly complex lady delivers on all counts. Some mature themes. Funny Lady (1975, PG, 2:17). Producer: Ray Stark. Director: Herb Ross. Writers: Jay Presson Allen, Arnold Schulman. Starring: Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowell. SUNDAY, JULY 28 SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 t 42 t=Final Showing Oxford Blues This broadly played teenage farce stars Rob Lowe (St. Elmo's Fire) as Nick Di Angelo, a tough-talking, athletic Las Vegas parking attendant who makes a dramatic departure from the barren Nevada deserts to the lush grounds of Oxford University. Nick hustles his tuition from a grateful “older” woman, but the cash can’t buy the social graces he needs to fit in with the staid Oxford lifestyle. Nick is impertinent, self-centered and snide, so it’s not surprising that his proper Oxford schoolmates dislike him. But this doesn’t bother Nick. His real reason for going to England is not to make friends, and certainly not for an education: It is to pursue his dreamgirl, a gorgeous aristocratic cover- girl named Lady Victoria (Amanda Pays). But with his black leather jacket and flashy red ’57 T-Bird threatening Oxford standards of propriety, the arrogant American finds he’s an unwelcome intruder among Lady Victoria’s exclusive circle of friends. And this conflict leads to more than a few humbling experiences for the smug Yank — who eventually discovers he’s able to do more to bridge the gap between himself and the stuffy Brits with his genuine talent for rowing than with his cache of clever cons. Profanity, mature themes. Oxford Blues (1984, PG-13, 1:33). Producers: Cassian Elwes, Elliott Kastner. Director/ Writer: Robert Boris. Starring: Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands. FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 * * Opening Night





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