Just a few days ago, we mentioned the Kentucky Theatre's annual Rosa Goddard International Classics Festival. Guess what we have, now. The lineup for the 2008 Rosa Goddard International Classics Festival, starting the day after the summer classics series wraps up. Here it is:
Sept. 4: if . . . (1968) -- This is a different sort of role for Malcolm McDowell: rebellious youth leading a
violent revolt in Lindsay Anderson's classic. Showtimes 5, 7:20, 9:40 p.m.
Sept. 5: Lust Caution (2007) -- Ang Lee's first film since Brokeback Mountain is a World War II espionage thriller that sparked controversy for its explicit sex scenes and some brutal violence. This is the Lexington premier. 4, 7, 9:50 p.m.
Sept. 6 and 7: The Red Balloon (1956) and White Mane (1953) -- These are classic children's films by French director Albert Lamorrise. 1 p.m.
Sept. 6: Diva (1981) -- Lexington resident Wilhelmenia Fernandez starred in Jean-Jacques Beineix's cult classic about a soprano who refuses to be recorded, a tape recorder, and the mob. This is a new print. 2:45, 5, 7:30, 9:40 p.m.
Sept. 7: Kagemusha (1980) -- In the late 16th Century, a thief tries to take the place of a fallen warlord in another Akira Kurosawa classic. This is a newly restored print. 3, 6, 9 p.m.
Sept. 8: Metropolis (1927) -- In 1927, Fritz Lang imagined a world still 18 years in our future. This movie always makes me think of Queen's Radio Ga Ga video. 5, 7:20, 9:40 p.m.
Sept. 9: Satyricon (1969) -- Federico Fellini's adaptation of Petronius' book can be a weird, perplexing ride. New Print. 5, 7:25, 9:45 p.m.
Sept. 10: Never on Sunday (1960) -- In Jules Dassin's film, an American philosopher attempts to redeem a Greek prostitute. 5, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 11: The 400 Blows (1959) -- Francois Truffaut's French New Wave classic looks at a child who turns to crime after being neglected by his parents. New Print. 5:50, 7:30, 9:40 p.m
It's always appropriate to note the festival is funded by a bequest from the late Rosa Goddard, a long-time Kentucky Theatre supporter. All seats for all showings are $5.