Event Information

Cinema Program free screening of "Holiday Inn"

When: November 2, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Doris’s Sunday Matinee
Directed by Mark Sandrich, featuring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Viginia Dale (1942). In this new slant on a backstage story, a crooner and a hoofer decide to retire. One wants to relax on his Connecticut farm, and then decides to convert it into a road house and hostel he opens only on the 15 national holidays. The hotel chain took their name from the movie. Songs by Irving Berlin. (100 min.)

Cinema Program free screening of "Ida"

When: November 17, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Spotlight on the Boulder Int’l Film Festival
Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland—2013). An orphan raised in a convent is preparing to take her vows when she’s sent to visit her aunt and only living relative. A cynical, hard-drinking Communist Party judge, the aunt reveals that the orphan’s real name is Ida and that her parents were Jews murdered during the Nazi occupation. The two embark on an unusual journey through the wintry countryside to unearth their family’s dark history. The film’s beautiful black-and-white imagery is so artfully composed that every frame belongs in an exhibition. The setting—a somber 1960s Poland—suggests an austere combination of Catholicism, Communism and the Holocaust. But the film is vibrant and intimate and shares a subtle portrait of two fascinating, contrasting women: the sheltered Ida, who is exploring her faith, and the aunt who—having seen the worst of humanity—has no faith left. In Polish with subtitles. (80 min.)