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From the Archives of the Harry Ransom Center…

May 30, 2017 10:36 am Published by

Our Summer Classic Film Series kicked off with a packed house for CASABLANCA, as well as anniversary screenings of James Cameron’s timeless TITANIC, and a BONNIE AND CLYDE + BADLANDS double feature in stunning 35mm. If you missed opening weekend, fear not! We’ve got another week of magic on the big screen ahead!

This week, we celebrate the Harry Ransom Center with three films that reflect the astounding and constantly growing collection housed within this treasured Austin archive.

First, on Tuesday, we are excited to present a brand-new digital restoration of THE LION IN WINTER, starring Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine, Peter O’Toole as King Henry II, and young Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton as their scheming sons in the OG Game of Thrones. Witty and extremely well-written, this historical battle of words has aged incredibly well, and we are thrilled to finally be able to present this film in celebration of the Harry Ransom Center’s acquisition of Peter O’Toole personal archives. Check out this trailer for the new restoration!

Next, on Wednesday and Thursday, we will host a double feature of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and TAXI DRIVER, both of which are featured in the Harry Ransom Center’s current exhibition, Stories to Tell. Both of these landmark films feature iconic performances, with Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro revealing a new approach to acting for their respective generations. After you see the films, plan a day visit to the Ransom Center to see costumes, props, and notes from TAXI DRIVER and STREETCAR. TAXI DRIVER has also been recently restored, take a look at the trailer!

Don’t miss out! Tickets for our Summer Classic Film Series are on sale now. Want more bang for your buck? Consider becoming a Paramount FILM FAN. Exclusive member perks, parking, popcorn and deep discounts make the Film Fan membership one of our most popular and fast-growing.


See you at the movies!

Stephen Jannise, Film Programmer

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