Palm Arts Free Classic Cinema Series
Michael D. Palm Theatre Jun-Sept, 2019

Palm Arts continues its 2019 Classic Cinema Series celebrating cult film directors. 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 with all donations benefit the Palm Arts Programming fund.

The summer series begins with Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award winning Pulp Fiction Friday, June 7th. Nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and winning Best Original Screenplay; it earned John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Uma Thurman Academy Award nominations and revitalized and/or elevated their careers. Its development, marketing, distribution, and profitability had a sweeping effect on independent cinema.

The film series continues July 26th with David Lynch’s American neo-noir black comedy-crime film Wild at Heart. Written and directed by Lynch and starring Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe, Harry Dean Stanton, and Isabella Rossellini. It is based on Barry Gifford’s 1989 novel of the same name

August 23rd brings Academy Award winner Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing to the Palm. A story about a Brooklyn neighborhood’s simmering racial tension, which culminates in tragedy on a hot summer day. The film received numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Aiello’s portrayal of Sal the pizzeria owner. In 1999, 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.

Rounding out the summer film series is Martin Scorsese’s look at life After Hours in NYC with the comedy After Hours on September 7th. The film follows Paul Hackett, portrayed by Griffin Dunne, as he experiences a series of misadventures while making his way home from New York City’s SoHo district during the night. This classic film has gone on to be considered an “underrated” Scorsese film, and a cult classic.

More information on the film series and other Palm events can be found at www.telluridepalm.com.

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