Conejo Valley CLASSIC Film Festival IV
Featuring movies filmed on location in Conejo Valley
THREE NIGHTS / THREE VENUES
Admission is free at all venues.
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7pm
How the West Was Won (1963)
Thousand Oaks Library
This was one of the last “old-fashioned” epic films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to enjoy great success. Set between 1839 and 1889, it follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. The picture was filmed in the curved-screen three-projector Cinerama process. The all-star cast includes (in alphabetical order) Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, and Richard Widmark. The film is narrated by Spencer Tracy. The score was listed at #25 on AFI’s 100 Years of Film Scores. In 1997, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7pm
Richter Hall in the Ahmanson Science Center - California Lutheran University
Prior to the feature film, catch a peek at footage from the Gunsmoke radio and TV program from the 50s set on the “backlot” of CLU. CLU Professor Herb Gooch with provide an historical review of the show and also a preview of the feature film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
A 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film). Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known to history as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the “Sundance Kid” (Robert Redford), as they migrate to Bolivia while on the run from the law in search of a more successful criminal career. In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7pm
It Happened One Night
A 1934 romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father's thumb, and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable). It was the first to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay), a feat that would not be matched until One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and later by The Silence of the Lambs (1991).