Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre’s weekly Big Movie New Classic Series, sponsored by Dallas Voice, screens a different classic film each Tuesday at 7:30 and 10 p.m. The schedule lets movie buffs plan their Tuesdays all the way from now through Mother’s Day. Here is this quarter’s lineup:.
Feb. 23: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Milos Forman directed this five-Oscar winner, based on Ken Kesey’s novel, about madness in an Oregon asylum.
March 1: The Birds. Hitchcock’s chilling allegory, a harrowing portrait of nature striking back at mankind.
March 8: Laura. One of the seminal films of the 1950s, Otto Preminger’s elegant mystery features an iconic performance by Clifton Webb.
March 15: Planet of the Apes. Sci-fi classic (the 1968 version, not one of the remakes or reboots) about the survival of a civilization in a world upside down.
March 22: Annie Hall. Woody Allen’s early masterpiece, an hilarious and moving account of a failed relationship.
March 29: Xanadu. Often consider the nail on the coffin of disco, this bit of fluffy nonsense is now considered a camp classic.
April 5: Medium Cool. The recently departed cinematographer Haskell Wexler made his feature directorial debut with this edgy political drama set during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
April 12: Paper Moon. Ten-year-old Tatum O’Neal won an Oscar for this whimsically enchanting period piece about grifters during the Great Depression. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
April 19: I Ladri di Biciclette (Bicycle Thieves). Vittorio De Sica’s Neo-Realist masterpiece, a drama about a man and his son trying to survive in post-war Italy. Wrenching.
April 26: The Seven Year Itch. Marilyn Monroe at her sexiest in Billy Wilder’s sexy comedy.
May 3: Repulsion. A young Catherine Deneuve electrifies in Roman Polanski’s unnerving thriller about a woman on the brink of madness.
May 10: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. John Huston won two Oscars (writing and directing) and dad Walter won for a third (supporting actor) in this iconic film about greed.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 12, 2016.