Cinema Nostalgia Week: Apr. 8-15

Martina Marosi

Because if I had money, time and money (and time), this is what I would do with my week:

Friday, Apr. 8-10, 7 pm/9:15 pm – “Fahrenheit 451”
The Trylon
(3258 Minnehaha Ave S)
From François Truffaut comes his only English-language film, a 1966 adaptation of Bradbury’s famous work. It’s got a loving touch of camp, and is an interesting imagining of the world where books are an abomination. $8

Monday, (ongoing) “The Girl Chewing Gum”
Walker Art Center Lecture Room
(1750 Hennepin Avenue)
This experimental, 12 minute film from 1976 plays on presupposition when an seemingly normal “everyday street scene” (WAC’s words) becomes increasingly more absurd and is revealed to be more fiction than documentary. Free

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 7 pm – “From Here to Eternity” The Loring Theater
(1407 Nicollet Ave. S.)
See the 1953 beach-bound make-out scene that started it all. $10

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 7 pm- “Big Trouble in Little China”
Turf Club
(1601 University Ave W)
Can a 1998 feature about “an All-American trucker (Kurt Russell) [who] gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown” qualify as old-timey? My money’s on ‘enough.’ Free

Thursday, Apr. 14, all day (your television)
Nostalgia’s runnin’ a little low today. Why don’t you kick back at home and see what’s on the ol’ boob tube?

Friday, Apr. 15, 7 pm/8:50 pm- “Cape Fear”
The Trylon

See vindictive ex-con Robert Mitchum make family man Gregory Peck’s life a living hell when he gets out of jail. Mind games and vigilante justice abound in this 1962 thriller. $8