Grab an extra-large bucket of popcorn and cool off with classics at Sag Harbor Cinema!
For the next four months, get ready for curated movie Mondays at the Sag Harbor Cinema in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Pictures. The series will offer award-winning and fan-favorite films every Monday night (subject to change) through October, leading up to the Sag Harbor Cinema Festival of Preservation (November 17 through 20), now in its third season.
“Through our annual Festival of Preservation and the year-round series that explore the history of film like this one, our audience has an opportunity to connect more intimately with the medium as the past illuminates the present — both on screen and in real life,” said Sag Harbor Cinema’s founding artistic director, Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan in a statement. “Warner Bros. has always been one of my favorite studios. It has a rich, fascinating history; has been the home of filmmakers I love — from Michael Curtis to Chuck Jones to Kubrick and Eastwood. For me, it has always been the studio with grit.”
The series offers something for everyone, from noir to drama to comedy to cartoons, and will include restorations from Warner Bros., with Vallan working closely with the archives to plan some very special presentations. It kicked off in early July with the modern classic, the career-launching Risky Business starring a very young Tom Cruise and Rebecca DeMornay, and moved onto the riveting film noir flick, The Maltese Falcon, the John Huston-directed Academy Award winner starring Humphrey Bogart.
Next Monday, July 17, grab a seat to see the 6:15 p.m. showing of legendary screen idol, James Dean, in East of Eden, the 1955 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel about family trauma. And the month wraps up with another Warner Bros. icon of the furry and feathery kind — The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie, which pulls together a cache of classic cartoons from the wily, dry-humored bunny and 20 minutes of new animation.
Visit SHC’s calendar on the website for updates to the series, which will be announced monthly, and for the next round of WB classics in August.