Forum Quorum

Forum Quorum

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 13th 2018

New York City’s repertory showcase theater Film Forum reopened this month after a facility upgrade process that yielded an additional screen and more hospitable accommodations for the faithful audiences of this invaluable nonprofit enterprise. It’s celebrating its return with several marvelous programming efforts, including the 3rd Annual Festival of Summer Double Features running from Friday August 24 through Tuesday September 11. Three Twilight Time titles figure into the cleverly crafted mix, all to be shown in crystalline DCPs from which TT’s hi-def disc masters were derived. Jack Nicholson the ’70s rebel is represented by the Saturday August 25 pairing of his two Oscar®-nominated performances The Last Detail (1973) with Five Easy Pieces (1970). Off-the-rails subway terror strikes at the Thursday August 30 juncture of The Incident (1967) and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). The closing day bill of fare on September 11 consists of a couple of flavorful New York neighborhood stories, Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) and The Landlord (1970). Another special Film Forum event saluting Carson McCullers pairs adapter/director Karen Allen’s 2016 film of the author’s beloved 1942 short story A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud with the memorable movie version of The Member of the Wedding (1952, this in 35mm). If you’re in the Big Apple during the next six weeks and want to sneak in classic movie visitations on the big screen, be sure to consult Film Forum’s online repertory calendar here: https://filmforum.org/do-not-enter-or-modify-or-erase/client-uploads/pdf/ff2_cal119_rep.pdf. If a New York jaunt is not in your plans, then TT’s scrupulously authored 1080p discs of The Incident, The Member of the Wedding, Next Stop, Greenwich Village (all three of which contain nifty filmmaker and/or historian Audio Commentaries) and The Last Detail (the last-named exclusively here: https://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/30729/THE-LAST-DETAIL-1973/) are glad to be of service at your home theater.