The Edmonton Film Society is changing things up for its fall film program by showing some of the greatest classics that deserve to be revisited, instead of its usual roster of under-appreciated movies. See the masterpieces from some of Hollywood’s finest directors, writers, composers, actors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart, Cary Grant, and more! All the screenings start at 8 pm on Mondays at the Royal Alberta Museum. View the schedule below, or find more details on the website.
September 12 | 8 pm
North by Northwest
An ad executive is kidnapped due to a mistaken identity, and he winds up in a convoluted battle with enemy agents and fleeing from both police and the agents. One of Alfred Hitchcock’s greats, many of this film’s sequences will forever resonate with audiences.
Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
September 19 | 8 pm
The Fortune Cookie
In this Billy Wilder comedy, a TV cameraman gets hurt on the job, and his brother-in-law works up an insurance-fraud scheme to make them both rich, if the injured one can masquerade as a wheelchair-bound invalid.
Starring: Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon
September 26 | 8 pm
All About Eve
An aging Broadway star takes a seemingly naïve fan under her wing, only to discover the waif has a secret. This movie received 14 Academy Award nominations, and Joseph Mankiewicz won three: Writer, Director, and Best Picture.
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe
October 3 | 8 pm
Bringing Up Baby
In this screwball comedy, a non-stop profusion of comic disasters, coincidences and misunderstandings ensue when a naïve professor joins an heiress to look for a lost dinosaur bone.
Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn
October 17 | 8 pm
Communist Russian bureaucrats send a serious and businesslike woman to Paris to retrieve three delegates corrupted by the West, but her mission is complicated by a romance.
Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Bela Lugosi
October 24 | 8 pm
An irascible beach bum finds himself reluctantly drafted to man an observation post on a South Pacific island during WWII. An upstanding schoolteacher and her seven female charges invade his domain resulting in a comical battle of the sexes.
Starring: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard
October 31 | 8 pm
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
A lonely widow refuses to be scared by the ghost of a salty sea captain who haunts her newly purchased cottage. This fantastical romantic comedy features a beautiful score by Bernard Herrmann.
Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders
November 7 | 8 pm
In this Hitchcock masterpiece, a man quits the police force because of his vertigo and takes the job of tailing the wife of a friend who’s been behaving strangely.
Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes