Freeport – Highland Community College, the Freeport/Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Stephenson County Historical Museum has partnered with the Lindo Theatre to present this film series featuring the films of actors born in 1916.
There will be a brief introduction before each movie and a discussion led by Ed Finch, Retired Director of the Museum, and Alan Wenzel, former Speech and Communications Instructor at the College, following the movie.
The featured movies are:
January 6: Robin Hood (1933) – featuring Olivia de Havilland: Olivia stars as Maid Marion who is wooed by the noble outlaw leader Robin Hood (Errol Flynn). The film has been remastered in glorious technicolor;
February 3: Lust for Life! (1954) – featuring Kirk Douglas: Douglas stars as Vincent Van Gogh, the archetypical tortured artistic genius. His obsession with painting, combined with mental illness, propels him through an unhappy life full of failures and unrewarding relationships;
March 2: 3:10 to Yuma ( 1957) – featuring Glenn Ford: Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma, but Wade’s gang tries to free him;
April 6: To Kill a Mockingbird(1956) – featuring Gregory Peck: Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his daughter against prejudice. As a bonus feature for buying a series ticket,
April 27: Bye Bye Birdie (1963) – produced by George Sidney: Famous for his MGM musicals George Sidney made this movie as an independent producer for Columbia. Stars Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margaret and Bobby Rydell.
Per Movie: $5; Entire Series plus Musical: $20. (815-233-0025)
Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Avenue, Freeport. 1 pm and 7 pm.