Anybody who has not yet taken advantage of the Louisville Palace's summer movie series might want to consider getting off their couch and doing so – after tomorrow, only one weekend remains to see the selections for the Director Series in the beautiful and resplendent venue of the Palace. The summer is almost over, and while these films can be procured from the library or your favorite local video store, your television at home cannot hope to compare with the splendor of this venue.
On the agenda for this weekend: first, tonight's screening of Roman Holiday, directed by William Wyler (Funny Girl, Ben-Hur) and starring the beloved Audrey Hepburn (who is sometimes referred to as “the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl"). Hepburn portrays the princess Ann, who slips away from her entourage while visiting Rome after becoming overwhelmed with her responsibilities. She meets the American tourist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who does not realize she is royalty. Thus begins a romance full of wiles and shenanigans.
Saturday's screening takes a turn for the dark and dramatic with On the Waterfront, directed by Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire, East of Eden). Marlon Brando stars as a former fighter who now works as a longshoreman. It is a stirring film about crime, violence, and corruption among the unions and the bosses. It is based on true stories drawn from Malcolm Johnson's 24-part series titled “Crime on the Waterfront” in the New York Sun.
Films start at 8:00 and admission is a paltry $5. The Louisville Palace is located at 625 S. 4th Street. Further information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Louisville Palace website.
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