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Summer Movies: Art Cinema at the Crest

The art of film takes center stage this summer when the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square presents Art Cinema at the Crest from July 9 through August 27. Every Wednesday at 4 and 7:30 p.m., the art center will screen a specially selected film, followed by a post-film discussion hosted by Caroline Breder-Watts, host and producer of WLRN’s (90.7 FM) Sunday Breakfast with the Arts, giving greater insight to the direction, story arc and meaning of the film. The films selected range from dramas to sidesplitting comedies, each holding a special shelf in the canon of film.

Art Cinema at the Crest - Delray Beach Center for the Arts - Summer Movie series

Below is the complete summer lineup for Art Cinema at the Crest (films subject to change without notice):

 

The Godfather - Art Cinema at the CrestJuly 9 | The Godfather (1972)

Director Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather boasted an all-star cast (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duval), and tells the story of the Corleone family, a New York mafia family, as the seat of power transitions from father to son.


The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes AndersonJuly 16 | The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Director Wes Anderson’s latest off-kilter comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel brings back many of the usual suspects (Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Wilem Dafoe, Andrien Brody) while introducing a few new faces (welcome to the dysfunctional family Ralph Fiennes), the film has plenty of Anderson staples – diorama-esque sets and miniatures, smart and witty banter, superb soundtrack – while offering a new historical frame for Anderson’s films – the “between wars” European landscape, rife with geo-political themes. The story follows that of Gustave H., a concierge at a famous European hotel, who finds himself embroiled in a fight over a family fortune.


Blazing Saddles - Delray Beach Center for the ArtsJuly 23 | Blazing Saddles (1974)

Mel Brooks’ classic comedy Blazing Saddle, starring Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little and Slim Pickens celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and with it a deeper look at this western gone awry. Behind the laughs and political correctness aside, Blazing Saddles was a statement about race, taking stereotypes head-on and killing them with comedy – it’s a satire of racism


Nebraska - summer movie series in Delray BeachJuly 30 | Nebraska (2013)

The surprise dry-comedy of 2014’s award season, Nebraska follows along with Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) as he and his estranged son David (Will Forte) travel from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million-dollar “Mega Sweepstakes Marketing” prize.


The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin - Art Cinema at the CrestAugust 6 | Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (1976)

The Led Zeppelin concert film The Song Remains the Same is based on three nights of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City in the summer of 1973. The film, which for the most part is a concert film with some strange “fantasy” sequences parsed in the middle, presents Led Zeppelin at the zenith of their popularity while set against the excess of the music and show-business industry in the 1970s.


All About Eve - film screenings this summerAugust 13 | All About Eve (1950)

A story of ambition and betrayal, All About Eve, starring Bette Davis as Margo and Anne Baxter as Eve, follows the tale of aspiring actress Eve as she inserts herself into life of aging Broadway star Margo and her circle of theater friends.


Inside Llewyn Davis - Coen BrothersAugust 20 | Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

The latest Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan) comedy-drama, Inside Llewyn Davis follows the life of Llewyn Davis for one week, a singer in Greenwich Village’s folk music scene in 1961, inspired by the music of Dave Van Ronk. Lacking direction in his life, Davis bounces from couch to couch, cat in tow, meeting a cast of memorable characters.


Caddyshack - classic comedyAugust 27 | Caddyshack (1980)

Wrapping the summer Art Cinema at the Crest series is the comedy classic Caddyshack. One of the funniest films of a generation, the post-film conversation will be worth the admission price alone.

 

 

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