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William Wyler Festival at Sunaparanta - 10, 11, 13, 17 & 18 September 2019

William Wyler was one of the Hollywood greats – prolific, consistent, exacting and versatile.  He was nominated for 12 Oscars for directing and won thrice. His most celebrated classics are Ben HurRoman Holiday and The Heiress.  He completely devoted his craft to the storytelling and never let his “style” overcome the story or the characters. Perhaps that’s why he’s not as revered or studied as his peers today.

Over two weeks Sunaparanta will re-visit 7 of his “lesser greats”, the films that are as good if not better than his best films but less fortunate in that they are less remembered. Join us for two weeks of the 'great and under-rated' Wyler this September at Sunaparanta. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 6.30 pm

 

Film: The Collector (1965)

Starring: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar

Run-Time: 1 hr 59 mins

Based on the novel by John Fowles, this unsettling thriller and hostage drama follows shy bank clerk Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp) who ‘collects’ (kidnaps) an art student to ‘get to know her better’. Based on the novel by John Fowles.

 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 6.30 pm 

Film: How to Steal a Million (1966)

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O Toole

Run-Time: 2 hrs

In this charming romantic comedy, Toole and Hepburn shine as art burglars who work together to steal a statue from the Paris Museum.

 

Other films to look out for:

Friday, 13 September ’19 (Double Bill)

5.30 pm: Film: Detective Story (1951)   | Duration: 1 hr 42 mins

Starring: Kirk Douglas

7.35 pm: Film: The Children’s Hour (1961)  |  Duration: 1 hr 42 mins

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley Maclaine

 

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 (Double Bill)

5.30 pm: Film: Dodsworth (1936)  |  Duration: 1 hr 41 mins

Starring: Walter Huston, Mary Astor

7.30 pm: Film: The Little Foxes (1941)  |  Duration: 1 hr 56 mins

Starring: Bette Davis, Teresa Wright

 

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

6.15 pm: Film: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)  |  Duration: 2 hrs 47 mins

Starring: Frederic March, Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Harold Russel

Venue: Sunaparanta Indoor Gallery

Kindly contact us for more details: Tel: 0832-2421311 / Email: info@sgcfa.org