Once a month, PFS invites viewers to revisit some of the most beloved, acclaimed, and memorable cinematic masterworks of yesteryear with our Classics series.
TOUCH OF EVIL
ORSON WELLES | USA | 1958
April 11 | 7:30 PM | PFS Roxy Theater
Embarking on his honeymoon with wife Susie (Janet Leigh), Mexican Narcotics officer Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) is under the impression he can finally get some much needed vacation time. Plans change when a car explodes at the border and he is thrust into an investigation with the American police force, led by unethical Captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). Quinlan immediately fingers a young Mexican as the culprit, but Vargas believes that Quinlan planted the evidence and his own investigation into the captain leads him down a rabbit hole of police corruption. This formally audacious and thematically bleak noir is an essential addition to Welles’s legendary filmography.
DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE BOMB
STANLEY KUBRICK | USA, UK | 1964
May 23 | 7:30 PM | PFS Roxy Theater
Stanley Kubrick finds absurdist humor in the least likely of scenarios: the desperate American effort to prevent nuclear armageddon when a rogue U.S. Air Force general orders a first strike against the USSR.