The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts announces renewed collaboration with Andy MacDougall, former Press-Republican film critic, after a six-year hiatus.
MacDougall had regularly screened 16mm films at the NCCCA's old location back in the day.
In previous years, late October typically saw MacDougall dipping into his archive's cinematic "dumpster" for an enjoyably cheesy horror flick to publicly mark Halloween.
This time, however, he's breaking tradition to mark election season with the classy and relevant "Beau James" (1957), starring the inimitable Bob Hope as you've never seen him before, in his most unusual film role.
Hope excels in this biopic of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant mayor of New York City from 1926-32, whose administration ended after he'd developed questionable connections, though perhaps not intentionally (as legend has it).
Ultimately, viewers are left to draw their own conclusions.
Enroute we get a wonderful, richly Technicolored illustration of Hollywood's Golden Age, as America's most iconic comedian wows with a unique display of his dramatic chops.
Truly, they don't make 'em like this anymore.....don't miss!
Free admission, this is an all-celluloid, all-16mm event. Please support film appreciation/preservation in the North Country!
North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA) 23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh, New York 12901-7402 View Map