Special Screenings 2015

Special Screenings are free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 26 at 1pm

In a Lonely Place – Restoration Print!

Nicholas Ray (U.S. 1950) 94 min. 35MM. With Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy.

Humphrey Bogart gives one of the greatest performances of his career as Dix Steele, a caustic but faltering Hollywood screenwriter and the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a coat-check girl from his favorite restaurant. This screening for Bucknell Family Weekend plays alongside the Friday afternoon Film Noir series. Print courtesy of the Library of Congress.


Saturday, October 3 at 1pm

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA – President’s Pick!

David Lean (UK 1962) 227 min. DCP. With With Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif.

David Lean’s epic biography of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence paints a complex portrait of the desert-loving Englishman who united Arab tribes in a battle against the Ottoman Turks during World War I.
Introduced by Bucknell President John C. Bravman.


HOLIDAY FILMS – Free Admission!

Join us during this holiday season for two classic films, both starring Jimmy Stewart in less iconic but no less delightful movies than the perennial favorite It’s a Wonderful Life. Sponsored by the Bucknell Community Engagement Fund in Honor of Wayne Bromfield.

Sunday, December 6 at 1pm


Ernst Lubitsch (U.S. 1940) 95 min. 35MM. With Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan.

A romantic comedy that intelligently and poignantly depicts the way in which lovers confuse their ideal sense of themselves with the reality of their natural partners – this is a rare thing, but Ernst Lubitsch does it with effortless élan. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan play feuding co-workers in a Budapest shop who don’t realize that they are secret pen pals; their search for a soulmate leads to a Christmas Eve dinner that turns from lonely to merry, in a film of enduring warmth and humanity. “As for human comedy,” wrote Lubitsch in 1947, “I think I never was as good as in Shop Around the Corner. Never did I make a picture in which the atmosphere and the characters were truer than in this picture.”

“Twice remade (as the Judy Garland musical In the Good Old Summertime, then as the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan vehicle You’ve Got Mail), Lubitsch’s 1940 original is the real thing. It’s funny, touching and beautifully paced with numerous examples of the celebrated ‘Lubitsch touch.’” – Phillip French, The Observer


Sunday, December 13 at 1pm


Richard Quine (U.S. 1959) 106 min. 35MM. With James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon.

A great and greatly undervalued Christmas movie, Richard Quine’s adaptation of John van Druten’s popular Broadway comedy is a touching take on the transformative power of love. Stewart is a Manhattanite mortal who visits an art shop on Christmas eve and falls under the spell of its witch-proprietress, played by the beguiling Kim Novak (at the peak of her stardom). James Wong Howe’s atmospheric Technicolor cinematography and snow-covered outdoor shooting envelop the lovers-to-be and a host of oddball characters in a quirky tale with supernatural overtones – in a movie inevitably haunted by Stewart and Novak’s first cinematic pairing, the doomed love story of Hitchcock’s Vertigo.