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CHICAGO & WHY BE GOOD?

Wednesday, March 23

CHICAGO
2:20

WHY BE GOOD?
12:30  4:40

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased for showtimes in red entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

CHICAGO

(1927, Frank Urson & Cecil B. DeMille) Ripped from the headlines! – for once pretty true. Straight-from-Broadway filming of the play based on the real lover-shooting Beulah Annan case, hitting the screen three years after her sensational Windy City trial. Remade years later as Roxie Hart, with Ginger Rogers, and, much later, as a Broadway musical and Oscar-winning film, this first and most authentic version, marvelously blousy Phyllis Haver is Roxie. DCP. Approx. 118 mins.
2:20

WHY BE GOOD?

(1929, William A. Seiter) “Some of the girls are hot stuff. Don’t get mixed up with them.” Too late, Dad! Junior (Neil Hamilton, 35 years later Commissioner Gordon on TV’s Batman) has already had a fine time with employee Colleen Moore, a supposed floozy – but is she? Thought lost, quintessential Jazz Baby Colleen’s last silent was discovered in Italy and then married to its original Vitaphone soundtrack – a wedding that began with a chance meeting at Film Forum over 20 years ago. DCP. Silent with original musical score. Approx. 88 mins.
12:30, 4:40