Series/Festivals

Week of June 18, 2003

 Combat Films of World War II. Gung Ho!, 1943 film, directed by Dave Enright and starring Randolph Scott and Robert Mitchum (as "Pig-Iron Matthews"), tells the story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island. Screens at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Kirkwood Public Library, 140 East Jefferson. For info, call 314-821-5770, extension 0. NR

Film Noir Summer. Out of the Past, 1947 classic directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Mitchum. A small-town gas station employee's mysterious past catches up with him when he is ordered to meet with a gambler. Screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Mid-County branch of the St. Louis County Library, 7832 Maryland in Clayton. For info, call 314-721-3008. NR

Midnights at the Tivoli. Dazed & Confused, directed by Richard Linklater, tracks the adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. Also showing: Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Screens midnight Friday-Saturday, June 20-21, at the Tivoli. NR

The Mirror. Andrei Tarkovsky. Actress Margarita Terekhova plays the narrator's former wife as well as his mother in a lyrical and complex circular meditation on love, loyalty, memory and history. Includes newsreel footage of Russian wars, triumphs and disasters juxtaposed with imaginary scenes. Screens at 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

The Sacrifice. Andrei Tarkovsky. Tarkovsky's last film follows the travails of a wealthy former actor and critic who lives in a remote home on the edge of the Baltic. On his birthday, he finds clearness of mind and purpose on hearing news of a nuclear detonation. Screens at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Cinema St. Louis presents its third annual showcase of 65 works, including documentaries, comedies, narratives and experimental films by filmmakers based in or with connections to St. Louis. The five-day program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. All shows are in the Des Lee Auditorium of the Missouri Historical Society. A complete schedule is available at www.sliff.org. NR

Stalker. Andrei Tarkovsky. Tarkovsky returns to the mind-bending, philosophy-tinged science fiction of Solaris. The setting is an unnamed country in an unforeseen post-apocalyptic future. A meteorite impact creates a mysterious phenomenon known as the Zone: Only Stalkers are able to enter. Screens at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

Summer Movie Series for Kids. Monsters Inc. screens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in the Student Center of St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road. For info, call 314-595-4358 or 314-595-4294. NR

 
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