July 25-31, 2002
THE BALCONY 1003 Arch St., 215-922-LIVE Forbidden Zone (1980, U.S., 73 min.) Sci-fi musical starring HervŽ Villechaize as King Fausto of the Sixth Dimension, a realm accessible by a secret door in the basement of the Hercules family¹s home. Mon., July 29, 8 p.m.
CHESTNUT HILL LIBRARY 8711 Germantown Ave., 215-901-3771, www.armcinema25.com/chfg.html Shakespeare Night Double feature: Strange Illusion (1945, U.S., 80 min.) Hamlet portrayed as a rich California boy too attached to his widowed mommy and tortured by endless nightmares about death and destruction. Prospero’s Books (1991, France/Japan/Italy/Netherlands/U.K., 129 min.) Faithful but avant-garde reinterpretation of The Tempest directed by Peter Greenaway and starring Sir John Gielgud. Tue., July 30, 7:30 p.m.
COUNTY THEATER 20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, www.countytheater.org Atlantic City (1981, U.S./Canada, 105 min.) Louis Malle¹s character-driven film about the longtime residents and newcomers to the resort/casino town and what it does to those who stay. Starring Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon. Sun., July 28, 4:15 p.m.; Mon., July 29, 7 p.m.
FREE LIBRARY 1901 Vine St., 215-686-5415 Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958, U.S., 88 min.) Sinbad needs to save a pretty princess from an evil wizard who has shrunk her to elf-size and prevent a war at the same time. Special effects by Ray Harryhausen. Mon., July 29, 7 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 3701 Chestnut St., 215-895-6575 Films From the Collection of Leonard Guercio A three-weekend, free-admission presentation of educational, documentary and avant-garde films owned by Leonard Guercio, a Temple University professor. Films in the second screening: Una Piccola Rassegna (Four Italian Films Revisited) Cenere (1916, Italy, 30 min.), The Bicycle Thief (1948, Italy, 93 min.), Rome, Open City (1946, Italy, 100 min.), The Organizer (1963, Italy, 126 min.) Sat., July 27, 4 p.m. (See Screenpicks on p. XX).
LAWN CHAIR DRIVE-IN Liberty Lands Park, Third and Poplar sts. Ed Wood (1994, U.S., 127 min.) Tim Burton pays tribute to the supposed all-time worst film director. Starring Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker and Bill Murray. Wed., July 31, dusk.
MARATHON GRILL 1839 Spruce St., 215-731-0800 Bottle Rocket (1996, U.S., 92 min.) Before The Royal Tenenbaums, there was this from Wes Anderson and Luke and Owen Wilson, about a pair of comically incapable small-time thieves. Wed., July 31, 9 p.m.
PRINCE MUSIC THEATER 1412 Chestnut St., 215-569-9700 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973, U.K., 90 min.) D.A. Pennebaker¹s attempt to contain David Bowie and his spacey persona in a single night¹s performance at London¹s Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1972. Fri., July 26, 8 p.m. (preceded by pre-party at 7 p.m. and followed by free Bowie karaoke in the Cinema Lounge); Sun., July 28, 7:30 p.m. Beach Blanket Bingo (with Chumley and Carlota) (1965, U.S., 98 min.) The dynamic duo take on Frankie, Annette and Don Rickles in all their beach-y goodness. Sat., July 27, 8 p.m.
SECRET CINEMA www.users.voicenet.com/~jschwart Diary of a Chambermaid (1946, U.S., 86 min.) Jean Renoir's Hollywood comedy/drama about an outspoken chambermaid (Paulette Goddard) who tries to seduce any rich man she encounters. Also starring Burgess Meredith. Thu., July 25, 9 p.m. (rain date Sun., July 28) at 40th Street Field (between Walnut and Locust on 40th) Little Murders (1971, U.S., 110 min.) A bleak satire about life in a particularly crime-ridden and dark New York City, especially as lived by Elliott Gould¹s character, a photographer who specializes in photos of excrement. Written by Jules Feiffer and directed by Alan Arkin, the movie also stars ring Donald Sutherland and Vincent Gardenia. Fri., July 26, 7:30 p.m., at Borders, 1727 Walnut St., 215-568-7400.