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.
|Everyone should see King Vidor's The Crowd|
In this silent film, an office worker deals with the simple joys and tragedies of married life.
Five friends struggle to escape the boredom of their provincial hometown in Italy.
A deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family.
BW-109 mins, Le
|"I'm fighting for this woman's honor. Which is more than she ever did."|
When he's named dictator of Freedonia, a con artist declares war on the neighboring kingdom.
BW-69 mins, CC,
A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.
BW-125 mins, CC,
Robert Mitchum appears on The Dick Cavett Show in an interview that originally aired on April 29, 1971.
C-66 mins, CC
A talent-challenged girl tries to promote herself to stardom in New York's waning punk music world.
|Anthony Quinn and Giulietta Masina in La Strada|
A traveling strongman buys a peasant girl to be his wife and co-star.
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.
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.
BW-93 mins, CC,
An ambitious Southern boy tries to set himself up as a street preacher.
C-106 mins, Letterbox Format
A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
|Kalatozov and Urusevsky's visual masterpiece I Am Cuba on the 12th.|
A study on the transition of Cuba to a post-revolutionary society.
A scientist turns his African-American bodyguard into a superhero to fight bigotry.
Three martial arts experts take on a racist group out to destroy the African-American race.
A streetwalker dreams of a better life.
St. Francis of Assisi sends his followers into the world to spread God's word.
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,
|Brando struggles to remain in the closet in Reflections in a Golden Eye.|
A military officer becomes obsessed with an enlisted man.
C-109 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
BW-135 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
This short social guidance film offers advice covering anger management.
Troubled teens turn to vandalism for emotional release in this short film.
In this short film, San Francisco gang members turn their lives around working on community service projects.
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.
In this short film, a police officer tries to prevent a gang war by bringing the rival groups together over dinner.
In this educational short film about coping with "unruly individuals," a student attempts to cause problems for others around him.
An orphaned child becomes the focus of a war between Norway and Lapland.
|Fellini's wild and wonderful Juliet of the Spirits|
An aging housewife seeks direction when she catches her husband in an affair.
Political pundits mistake an illiterate gardener for a media genius and turn him into a national hero.
C-130 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
C-136 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
A poacher has to elude the Texas Rangers and the mob after stealing drug money.
C-122 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Two aging gunslingers sign on to transport gold from a remote mining town.
C-94 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
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|
The legendary hero enlists the help of the gods to steal the golden fleece.
C-104 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
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
A young tough guy and his teen-aged girlfriend take off on a killing spree.
C-94 mins, CC,
A retired Army scout protects a woman from her son's vicious Native father.
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.|
An oppressed housewife struggles to get her life back on track.
A short industrial film that seeks to help working men and their wives deal with life's little problems.
|A Satyajit Ray festival on the 30th.|
A mother struggles to raise her family in an impoverished village in India.
When her son leaves for school, an Indian woman fights between pride and feeling abandoned.
An aspiring writer abandons his family after his wife dies in childbirth.
Documentary cameras capture the great Indian director at work and as he discusses his career.
Dir: Shyam Benegal
An aristocrat is too proud to curb his extravagant lifestyle even though his riches are turning into debts.