From 1949 until his retirement in 1996, Sundar Shadi set up elaborate Nativity displays on the sprawling hillside on Moeser Lane. A new film,
“Sundar Shadi’s Gifts” is about the Christmas displays and his life story. The film is free and will be shown at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito on Oct 20th at 11AM.
Like “Casablanca,” “Gilda” draws from a shadowy World War II-era of menace and intrigue. “Gilda” is set in Buenos Aires, in a city where covert German fascists exercise considerable power.
Also like “Casablanca,” “Gilda’s” central plot deals with a triangle, but the affairs in “Gilda” are both twisted and extremely powerful.
A down-and-out gambler, played by Glenn Ford, is taken on as an assistant to George Macready’s character: the ruthless boss of an international cartel, who runs an illegal casino.
The shocker is that Ford discovers that Macready’s new wife is the torrid Gilda, with whom he had a recent and incendiary affair.
You’ll never forget Rita Hayworth as Gilda, who burns up the screen with her silken sexiness, especially when she performs “Put the Blame on Mame.”
“Gilda” defined Rita Hayworth as the reigning screen siren for her era.
The movie shows once only, on Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. Cerrito Classics are popular: it’s always a good idea to buy your tickets in advance, at the box office or online. Plan to arrive early, to select your seats and to order beer or wine and delicious, freshly-made food.
Have you checked out The Scene? It’s a stylish place to meet before or after the show, or any evening at all. Opens daily at 5:00 and has its own special menu of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and desserts, plus a great wine list.
Told in flashback, the movie tells the story of three contrasting characters who played key roles in the throes of the late 19th century conflict between the Wild West and a more law-abiding society. James Stewart plays U.S. Senator Ransom Stoddard, who years earlier when he was a young lawyer was terrorized and robbed by a gang of outlaws headed by the brutal Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). Stoddard forms an uneasy alliance with an old-time cowboy, played by John Wayne, which leads to Stoddard becoming—despite his misgivings—a hero and political leader.
“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” is considered one of director John Ford’s masterpieces.
“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” shows once only on Thursday, August 8 at 7pm. All seats are $8. Getting to the theater early is always a good idea – for a choice of seating and to order freshly-made food and drinks. You are strongly advised to buy tickets in advance at the box office or online.
Have you been to The Scene? If not, you’re missing out on an atmospheric café/wine bar, with dishes such as creative Panini, special salads, and desserts. The Scene opens every day at 5:00; stop by before or after the movie, or just come in anytime to enjoy a drink or a delicious light meal.
Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt