Weekend Classics

John Ford

John Ford

Friday, January 18 - Sunday, April 14, 2013

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“John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford.” – Orson Welles, on which directors he most admired


The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21, 2013
DCP projection "This classic Ford film eclipses much of the action of John Steinbeck's well-known novel of the Oklahoma farmers' migration from the dustbowl to the California Eden during... more...



How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley

Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27, 2013
DCP projection "John Ford's 1942 Oscar winner is an immensely moving study of stresses, changes, and heroism in a Welsh coal-mining family as it passes from the blissful 19th century... more...



Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10, 2013
35mm print "A fascinatingly subversive piece, undermining the starry-eyed humanism of [The Grapes of Wrath's] 'We are the people' view. Instead of Steinbeck's Joads of Oklahoma,... more...



The Searchers

The Searchers

Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18, 2013
DCP projection "We may still be waiting for the Great American Novel, but John Ford gave us the Great American Film in 1956. THE SEARCHERS gathers the deepest concerns of American literature,... more...



Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln

Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24, 2013
Archival 35mm print -- Saturday and Sunday shows ONLY "Abraham Lincoln was one of John Ford's personal icons, recurring in film after film, but this is his only appearance as a central... more...



The Whole Town’s Talking

The Whole Town’s Talking

Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3, 2013
35mm print "A brisk, snappy comedy with Robinson in a double role: as the timid, dependable clerk Jones, and the notorious gangster, Killer Mannion. An accountant with a cat he calls... more...



The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17, 2013
Due to a print problem, we will not be able to screen the film on 35mm as previously announced. We will be showing the film digitally. "Ford [is] superbly at ease on his Irish-American... more...



Judge Priest

Judge Priest

Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31, 2013
35mm print "Terrific... This was the second of three Ford films to star Rogers, the crackerbarrel humorist perfectly cast here as the lazy gadfly who stings a small-town Southern community,... more...



The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 2013
35mm print "Ford's purest and most sustained expression of the familiar themes of the passing of the Old West, the conflict between the untamed wilderness and the cultivated garden,... more...





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