I've got a hidden gem that MUST be shared. The Edmonton Film Society plays a classic movie on Monday nights at 8pm at the Royal Alberta Museum. Last night I went to the screening of Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.
Each year, the EFS hosts four series of 8 films that follow a particular theme. Charade marked the beginning of their "Women in Danger" series. Past themes include "Kings of Cool," "The Spy Game," and "Noteworthy Musicals," among many others.
Before the show begins, we're treated to a synopsis of the film, some background on the actors, and events surrounding the casting and filming of the movie. It's always interesting. As I develop my eye for design, the opening credits of these classic films (especially those from the 60s) warm my heart each time. Another thing that adds to the charm: let's just say I feel very young while I'm a part of the audience.
Next week's film is Sudden Fear (1952) with Joan Crawford and Jack Palance. Here's a list of the other films coming up in the Women in Danger series.
Edmonton Film Society
Where: Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 - 102 Ave
When: Mondays at 8pm
Tickets: $6 adults, $5 students/seniors, or $30 for all eight films.
*Image found here.