Palm Arts Announces FREE Summer Classic Cinema Series (Cult Film Directors)
Michael D. Palm Theatre June – September 2019

Palm Arts announces the summer Telluride Classic Cinema Series celebrating the greatest cult film directors of our time. The summer Classic Cinema Series films will be presented on the big screen with full theater sound at the Michael D. Palm Theatre in Telluride, Colorado . Admission is FREE with all donations benefit the Palm Arts Programming fund.

The series begins with Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 Academy Award winning independent cinema masterpiece Pulp Fiction on Friday, June 7th at 7:00pm. In 2013 this hallmark of postmodern film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry  as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

The film series continues on July 26th with David Lynch’s 1990 American neo-noir black comedy-crime film Wild at Heart. Wild at Heart is a road movie and includes several allusions to The Wizard of Oz as well as Elvis Presley and his movies. The movie garnered an Academy Award nomination for Diane Ladd in the Best Supporting Actress category.

August finds the cinema series exploring the work of Academy Award winner Spike Lee in 1989’s Do The Right Thing. An honest look at race relations and relationships the film was deemed “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” in its first year of eligibility by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1999.

The Summer Classic Cinema series concludes in September with the work of film genius Martin Scorsese and his 1985 American dark comedy After Hours. Written by Joseph Minion, and starring Griffin Dunne with an ensemble cast After Hours follows Paul Hackett, portrayed by Dunne, as he experiences a series of misadventures while making his way home from New York City’s SoHo district during the late night. One of Scorsese’s most underrated films After Hours has turned into a true cult classic.

More information on the film series and other Palm events can be found at

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