#ThrowbackThursday, Angelika style: Oscar Classics

January 29, 2015

Every Thursday in February, we’re playing some of the most memorable Academy Award Best Picture winners of all time. Don’t miss these Oscar Classic back on the Big Screen!

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2/5 – BRAVEHEART (1996 Best Picture winner)
Mel Gibson’s richly detailed saga is a tale of fierce combat, tender love, and the will to risk it all for freedom. In an emotionally charged performance, Gibson stars as William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who uses the steel of his sword and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation from the English occupation of Scotland. Mel Gibson came into his own as a director with BRAVEHEART, winning Academy Awards for both Best Director and Best Picture.


2/12 – AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1952 Best Picture winner)
Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron sing and dance to the music of the Gershwins in this winner of 6 Academy Awards. When an ex-GI remains in Paris to pursue life as an artist, he is discovered by a wealthy patroness interested in more than his art. But Mulligan falls in love with a French shop girl who is engaged to his best friend. Highlights include Georges Guetary’s rendition of “Stairway to Paradise”; Oscar Levant’s fantasy of performing Gershwin’s “Concerto in F”; and the closing “American in Paris” ballet, in which Kelly and Caron dance before lavish backgrounds based on the works of famed French artists.

2/19 – THE GODFATHER (1973 Best Picture winner)
One of the best American films ever made, Francis Ford Coppola’s multi-generational crime saga is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone, head of a Mafia family in 1940s New York, and his youngest son Michael. The stellar cast also includes Robert Duvall, Abe Vigoda, James Caan, Diane Keaton, and Talia Shire. Adapted by Mario Puzo from his own acclaimed novel, THE GODFATHER was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

2/26 – GONE WITH THE WIND (1940 Best Picture winner)
Revisit Margaret Mitchell’s epic American classic, winner of 10 Academy Awards! On the eve of the American Civil War, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O’Hara has everything she could want – except the handsome Ashley Wilkes. As war devastates the South, Scarlet finds a tenacity that carries her through all obstacles while still in pursuit of the man that got away. Sparks fly as the wily Rhett Butler comes in and out of her life. Only after Rhett walks out on her does Scarlett realize what she has lost. Starring Oscar winners Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, and Oscar nominee Leslie Howard.


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