Series/Festivals

Week of July 16, 2003

 Chinese Roulette. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Disabled, mean-spirited Angela connives to have her estranged parents bring their lovers to their country estate, then gets them to play a nasty truth-game called "Chinese roulette." Screens at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 20, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

Film Noir Summer. The Big Sleep, 1946 classic based on Raymond Chandler's novel is directed by Howard Hawks and stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Mid-County branch of St. Louis County Library, 7821 Maryland in Clayton. For info, call 314-721-3008. NR

Hitchcock's America. Rear Window, 1954 thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, stars Jimmy Stewart as a professional photographer confined to his apartment with a broken leg. Also stars Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr. Screens at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive in Forest Park. NR

Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Mr. Kusters murders the personnel director of the soap factory where he works, then kills himself. His wife struggles to clear his name. She turns to communists and anarchists for help. Screens at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR

Summer Movie Series for Kids. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets screens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 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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