KING KONG & IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Saturday, March 16
*Introduced by Victoria Riskin
(1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Shoedsack) “Bring-‘em-back-alive” filmmaker Robert Armstrong, with scream queen (and Film Forum member) Fay Wray in tow, sets out in search of the Ultimate Attraction: The Greatest Ape of Them All – animated by the great Willis O’Brien – immortalized the just-constructed Empire State Building en route to his own enshrinement in world folklore. Released the week of FDR’s bank holiday, the Mighty Kong still smashed box office records. 35mm. Approx. 100 min.
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
(1934, Frank Capra) During breaks from a New York-bound Greyhound bus ride, only the “walls of Jericho” separate scoop-hungry newshound Clark Gable from runaway heiress Claudette Colbert. Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Robert Riskin’s Screenplay. “Made audiences happy in a way only a few films in each era can do…the Annie Hall of its day.” – Pauline Kael. 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 105 min.