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'Lonesome' & 'Elvis: That's the Way It Is': Packard Schedule

Lonesome poster, Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon

Harrison Ford, Lillian Gish, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Glenn Ford: Packard Campus Screenings

Schedule and synopses from the Packard Campus press release:

Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland put on a show in this Oscar-nominated musical directed by Busby Berkeley.

Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
BLADE RUNNER (Warner Bros., 1982)
In this Science Fiction thriller, an ex-cop comes out of retirement to hunt down androids who are being reproduced for the purpose of slavery. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. Rated R. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1993.

Saturday, May 7, 2:00 p.m.
SLEEPING BEAUTY (Walt Disney-Buena Vista, 1959)
Walt Disney's animated classic of the fairy tale about an evil witch who places a curse on an infant princess and the three good fairies who spirit her away to protect her. Directed by Clyde Geronimi with voices provided by Mary Costa, Bill Shirley and Eleanor Audley.

Thursday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
The best of the groundbreaking and surreal British sketch comedy television program. Directed by Ian MacNaughton. With John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman and Carol Cleveland.

Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.
THE WIND (MGM, 1928)
Lillian Gish stars as Letty, a sheltered Virginia girl who moves to West Texas where she finds life is harsh and the wind always blows. Directed by Victor Sjöström. With Lars Hanson, Montagu Love and Dorothy Cumming. Silent drama with musical accompaniment by Ben Model. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1993.

Saturday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.
SO'S YOUR OLD MAN (Paramount Pictures, 1926)
W.C. Fields plays an inventor who has trouble selling his amazingly good idea. Directed by Gregory La Cava. With Alice Joyce, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers and Kittens Reichert. Silent comedy with musical accompaniment by Ben Model. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2008.

Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.

LONESOME (Universal, 1928)
Hungarian-born filmmaker and scientist Pál Fejös directed this romance about young lovers who become separated during the chaos of a thunderstorm at Coney Island. This film, notable for its early use of dialogue and two-color Technicolor, stars Barbara Kent and Glenn Tryon. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2010.

Glenn Ford, Vic Morrow, The Blackboard Jungle

Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Glenn Ford stars as an idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency. Richard Brooks directed this social drama which features Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow and Anne Francis.

Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Concert and backstage footage of The King at the height of his Vegas phase. Elvis Presley stars in this feature documentary directed by Denis Sanders.

Thursday, May 26, 7:30 p.m.
Audie Murphy and Bill Mauldin star in John Huston's adaptation of Stephen Crane's story of a boy coming of age during the Civil War. Part of The Civil War @ 150, our ongoing series of film programs commemorating the War Between the States.

Photos: Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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