University of Virginia, FREE
Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
"Education Under Fire"
The Bahai Association presents "Education Under Fire". This documentary was produced with Amnesty International, and profiles the persecution on the Baha'is of Iran, with a special focus on the at-risk Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE).
Thursday, April 18, 4:00 p.m.
"The Law in These Parts"
"The Law In These Parts" explores the four decade-old military legal system in the Occupied Territories through testimonies of military legal professions who were the architects of the system and helped run it in its formative years. The film will be followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Tomer Broude and Professor Ashley Deeks. For more details contact [address removed].
Library of Congress-Culpeper, VA, FREE
Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
"Once in a Lifetime"
A hilarious adaptation of the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart play about a trio of ex-vaudevillian connivers who take advantage of Hollywood's state of panic when talkies arrive by pretending to be vocal coaches. An interesting precursor to the "Singin' in the Rain" school of Hollywood kidding itself, "Once in a Lifetime" is a rarely screened gem. Directed by Russell Mack. With Jack Oakie, Russell Hopton, Aline MacMahon and Sidney Fox. Comedy. Black & white, 91 min. Part of our "Salute to the State Theatre."
Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
"You Can't Take It With You"
Tony Kirby, the son of snobby millionaires, falls in love with Alice Sycamore who lives with her good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. Not only do Tony's parents strongly disapprove of the match, but it seems the Sycamore house stands in the way of the senior Kirby's construction project. Will an office building literally stand in the way of true love? This screwball comedy, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, was the Academy Award winner for Best Picture for 1938, the year the State Theatre opened its doors. Directed by Frank Capra. With James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Lionel Barrymore. Romantic screwball comedy. Black & white, 126 min. Part of our "Salute to the State Theatre."
Saturday, April 20, 2:00 p.m.
Homeless orphan Jesse has bounced from one foster home to another. Busted for painting graffiti on Willy the whale's holding tank at a theme park, he is sentenced to clean up his handiwork and unexpectedly bonds with the equally unruly orca while working off his punishment. This touching family drama became a surprise box office hit and was the last movie played at the State Theatre before it closed its doors in 1993. Directed by Simon Wincer. With Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson and Michael Madsen. Family drama adventure. Color, 112 min. Part of our "Salute to the State Theatre."