Film Forum Jr.: Sounder
January 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cicely Tyson entered the ranks of major American dramatic actresses with her bravura performance as a backwoods woman fighting to hold her family together. Based on the Newbery Medal-winning novel by William H. Armstrong
“Dorothy and her entourage of malfunctioning under-achievers move on from rural Kansas to face the contemporary perils of… disco-chic New York in this all black, or rather Motown, version of Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, adapted from the Broadway hit musical (with Charlie Smalls’ original score augmented by Quincy…
Grant Williams as a hapless human fighting for his life in a microscopic world. Described as not only one of the best sci-fi movies of the 50s, “but one of the finest films ever made in that genre.”
“Splashy, savvy adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical by Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger inspired by the saga of The Supremes and Motown’s Berry Gordy. Entrepreneur Jamie Foxx steers a female vocal trio to the top, no matter what it takes, and claims its glamourous star (Beyoncé) as his own.…
Marlon Brando’s Sky Masterson croons and dances his way into the heart of Salvation Army lass Jean Simmons in Mankiewicz’s big color and Scope movie of the Runyon/Loesser American classic. With Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit and original Broadway cast members Vivian Blaine and Stubby Kaye.