Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TCM for November 2015




TCM brings us a cornucopia of goodies in November. Rarely seen artistic triumphs like I Am Cuba and the Apu Trilogy sit cheek by jowl with such silliness as Duck Soup and Polyester. My picks below. All times Eastern. Full schedule HERE.


1 Sunday

Everyone should see King Vidor's The Crowd

12:00 AM
In this silent film, an office worker deals with the simple joys and tragedies of married life.
BW-93 mins,

2:00 AM
Five friends struggle to escape the boredom of their provincial hometown in Italy.
BW-108 mins,

4:00 AM
A deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family.
BW-109 mins, Le


2 Monday

"I'm fighting for this woman's honor. Which is more than she ever did."
11:30 PM
When he's named dictator of Freedonia, a con artist declares war on the neighboring kingdom.
BW-69 mins, CC,

1:00 AM
A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.
BW-125 mins, CC,

3 Tuesday

6:30 PM
Robert Mitchum appears on The Dick Cavett Show in an interview that originally aired on April 29, 1971.
C-66 mins, CC

7 Saturday

2:00 AM
A talent-challenged girl tries to promote herself to stardom in New York's waning punk music world.
C-89 mins,

8 Sunday

Anthony Quinn and Giulietta Masina in La Strada

2:00 AM
A traveling strongman buys a peasant girl to be his wife and co-star.
BW-108 mins,

4:00 AM
A black American GI decides to remain in Italy than return to a racially divided United States and falls in love with an Italian girl.
BW-88 mins,


11 Wednesday

8:00 PM
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.
BW-93 mins, CC,

9:45 PM
An ambitious Southern boy tries to set himself up as a street preacher.
C-106 mins, Letterbox Format
11:45 PM
A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.

12 Thursday

Kalatozov and Urusevsky's visual masterpiece I Am Cuba on the 12th.

9:15 PM
A study on the transition of Cuba to a post-revolutionary society.
BW-141 mins,

14 Saturday

2:15 AM
A scientist turns his African-American bodyguard into a superhero to fight bigotry.
C-102 mins,

4:15 AM
Three martial arts experts take on a racist group out to destroy the African-American race.
C-89 mins,


15 Sunday

2:00 AM
A streetwalker dreams of a better life.
BW-118 mins,

4:15 AM
St. Francis of Assisi sends his followers into the world to spread God's word.
BW-87 mins,
16 Monday

8:00 PM
When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
BW-97 mins, CC,


18 Wednesday

Brando struggles to remain in the closet in Reflections in a Golden Eye.

8:00 PM
A military officer becomes obsessed with an enlisted man.
C-109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
BW-135 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


21 Saturday

4:15 AM
This short social guidance film offers advice covering anger management.
BW-11 mins,

4:15 AM
Troubled teens turn to vandalism for emotional release in this short film.
BW-17 mins,

4:15 AM

In this short film, San Francisco gang members turn their lives around working on community service projects.
Dir: David Myers Cast:  Stanley Mosk ,
BW-22 mins,

4:15 AM
In this short film, a young boy is arrested for breaking a window, and must decide between turning in his accomplices or taking the blame himself.
C-11 mins,

4:15 AM
In this short film, a police officer tries to prevent a gang war by bringing the rival groups together over dinner.
C-27 mins,

4:15 AM
In this educational short film about coping with "unruly individuals," a student attempts to cause problems for others around him.
Dir: Herk Harvey Cast:  Bret Waller ,
BW-12 mins,


22 Sunday

12:45 AM
An orphaned child becomes the focus of a war between Norway and Lapland.
BW-147 mins,


Fellini's wild and wonderful Juliet of the Spirits

3:30 AM
An aging housewife seeks direction when she catches her husband in an affair.
C-137 mins,

23 Monday

8:00 PM
Political pundits mistake an illiterate gardener for a media genius and turn him into a national hero.
C-130 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:15 PM
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
C-136 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


25 Wednesday

1:00 AM
A poacher has to elude the Texas Rangers and the mob after stealing drug money.
C-122 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

3:15 AM
Two aging gunslingers sign on to transport gold from a remote mining town.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


27 Friday

5:30 PM
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
C-136 mins, CC,

There's  a spot of bother with a hydra in Jason and the Argonauts
8:00 PM
The legendary hero enlists the help of the gods to steal the golden fleece.
C-104 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM
A World War I U-boat takes a wrong turn and discovers a lost world of dinosaurs and cavemen.
C-91 mins, CC, Letterbox Format


28 Saturday

2:15 PM
A young tough guy and his teen-aged girlfriend take off on a killing spree.
C-94 mins, CC,

10:30 PM
A retired Army scout protects a woman from her son's vicious Native father.
C-109 mins,

12:30 AM
A high school student falls in love, for the first time, with a World War II bride.
C-104 mins, Letterbox Format


John Waters' Polyester on the 28th. Don't forget your scratch -n-sniff card.

2:15 AM
An oppressed housewife struggles to get her life back on track.
C-86 mins,

3:45 AM
A short industrial film that seeks to help working men and their wives deal with life's little problems.
C-13 mins,

30 Monday

8:00 PM
BW-12 mins,

A Satyajit Ray festival on the 30th.

8:00 PM
A mother struggles to raise her family in an impoverished village in India.
BW-126 mins,

10:30 PM
When her son leaves for school, an Indian woman fights between pride and feeling abandoned.
BW-110 mins,

12:30 AM
An aspiring writer abandons his family after his wife dies in childbirth.
BW-105 mins,

2:30 AM
Documentary cameras capture the great Indian director at work and as he discusses his career.
BW-131 mins,

5:00 AM
An aristocrat is too proud to curb his extravagant lifestyle even though his riches are turning into debts.
BW-99 mins,






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