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June 7 No film. Book Sale Saturday, starting at 10 A.M.
Opening day of Farmer’s Market
June 14

 

Juliet, Naked (R-language) 1 hour 37 minutes

Based on the novel by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy), a young woman is stuck in a long-term relationship with an obsessive fan of obscure rocker. When the acoustic demo from a 25 year-old hit album surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive musician.

Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O’Dowd

New York Magazine: “Irresisitible, revitalizes the romantic comedy.”

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: “Shouldn’t be missed. Comic, heartfelt and as smart as they come.”

June 21

 

 The Patsy (1928) A silent film with original score by Vivek Maddala

This is the second time that Friday Night Films is showing this charming silent film with Marion Davies and Marie Dressler. Davies plays the “patsy” in her family, the forgotten good girl who watches her flirtatious sister get all the fellas. When her sister two-times her current beau, whom “Patsy” secretly loves, she seizes her chance. She knows that to get a man, a girl needs to get some personality. So she gets three by impersonating silent film stars Mae Murray, Lillian Gish, and Pola Negri. Directed by King Vidor. Fun and frothy, The Patsy was the biggest hit of Davies’ career.

June 28

 

 Peg O’ My Heart (1933) 1 hour 27 minutes

Marion Davies was twice the age of the wide-eyed, plain-spoken, plucky Irish lass she plays. Taken from village life in Ireland, she may claim a large inheritance if she lives three years with a snooty family of destitute British bluebloods. This film is sentimental, witty, and sprinkled with song.

Marion Davies was a fascinating woman who was one of the richest women in Hollywood and maybe the country, who saved Hearst from bankruptcy during his bitter divorce, and was a generous philanthropist. She plays a character here that her mentor/paramour William Randolph Hearst preferred to the jaded, brassy broads of her previous roles.