Palm Arts Free Classic Cinema Series
Michael D. Palm Theatre Oct-March, 2019-2020

Palm Arts continues its popular Classic Cinema Series celebrating the art of cinema. The 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 (except the Oscar Shorts presentation) with all donations benefit the Palm Arts Programming fund.

The series continues October 18th with a horror double feature featuring the modern horror masterpiece Hereditary written and directed by Ari Aster, in his feature directorial debut and 3 From Hell directed by Rob Zombie and Sid Haig’s (Capt. Spaulding) last performance.

Hereditary stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne as a family haunted by a demon after the death of their secretive grandmother. When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.

3 From Hell is the final installment of the loose Rob Zombie trilogy started by House of 1000 Corpses. After being imprisoned for 10 years, the “Devil’s Rejects” are back at it again. Otis (Bill Moseley) escapes prison, meets Winslow (Richard Brake), and devises a plan to get his sister Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) out too. The Rejects make their way down the road and into Mexico, killing countless people on their way. They find a place to stay, but are soon bombarded with a large group of killers- killers who are after these Three From Hell. Only one group can come out alive, and with the experience these three have, it’ll just have to be one great killing joyride.

The film series continues December 14th with the holiday double feature presentation of the classic Wizard of Oz (50th Anniversary) and the Dickens Classic A Christmas Carol (1938). The Wizard of Oz,  regarded to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, celebrates fifty years of magic. Characterized by its legendary use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and memorable characters, the film has become an American pop culture icon. A Christmas Carol (1938) is one of the earliest cinematic adaptations of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic has all the magic of the season. Reginald Owen is cast as Scrooge and does and extraordinary job, really conveying the change that the character goes through.

February brings the Academy Award nominated Oscar Shorts to the Palm. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen. Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary. The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the awards ceremony. The release ensures the greatest number of viewers can see all the nominees before the ceremony, while providing short filmmakers with an unprecedented opportunity to commercialize their movies.

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