Museum Announces Summer Classic Film Schedule
For Release: June 14, 2005College Station, TX - This summer the George Bush Presidential Library invites you to kick back and relax with six classic summer films that are sure to entertain you.
Thursday, June 23
Summertime (London Films/Lopert Productions, 1955, 99 minutes, color) directed by David Lean
Katherine Hepburn plays an independent spinster who finally takes her dream vacation to Venice, Italy. There she unexpectedly finds romance with a married antiques dealer and is forced to choose between her heart and her mind. David Lean beautifully captures the spirit and beauty of Venice in this romantic drama.
Thursday, July 14
Marjorie Morningstar (Warner Bros., 1958, 123 minutes, color) directed by Irving Rapper
A college student working as counselor at a summer camp falls for an older, second rate dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Despite her parents’ objections and his own warning, Marjorie and Noel embark on an on-again-off-again romance. Natalie Wood and Gene Kelly (in a rare dramatic role) star. **THIS FILM WILL BE SHOWN IN THE BUSH LIBRARY AUDITORIUM**
Thursday, July 28
The Pride of the Yankees (Samuel Goldwyn Co., 1942, 128 minutes, black & white) directed by Sam Wood
This biopic traces the life of baseball great Lou Gehrig from his childhood in New York until his famous 'Luckiest Man' speech at his farewell day in 1939. The emotion of the film and the appeal of Gehrig cover any other shortcomings. Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright star in this must-see for baseball fans of all ages. **THIS FILM WILL BE SHOWN IN THE BUSH LIBRARY AUDITORIUM**
Thursday, August 11
State Fair (20 th Century Fox, 1945, 100 minutes, color) directed by Walter Lang
The entire Frake family, complete with discontented daughter Margie and brother Wayne, leave their family farm for the Iowa State Fair. Margie, Wayne, and Blue Boy the hog all find summer romance as the fair proceeds. Will the romance outlast the fair? This family film features an amiable cast and a rousing Rogers & Hammerstein score. Will Rogers and Janet Gaynor deliver fun performances.
Thursday, August 25
The Long Hot Summer (20 th Century Fox, 1958, 118 minutes, color) directed by Martin Ritt
When a young man with a reputation for trouble comes to Frenchman’s Bend, the big man in town decides he could be either an enemy or a match for his daughter. As the summer temperature rises, so do the tensions in Frenchman’s Bend. Orson Welles, Paul Newman, and Joanne Woodward have never been better.
The films begin at 7 p.m. in the Presidential Conference Center (unless otherwise noted). There is no cost to attend or park. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Laura Spencer at 979-691-4038.
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