Hi loyal backers:
Our Kickstarter-Backer free screenings are getting to be quite a hit, and we've got two more on tap! The first is tomorrow, Friday, October 18 at 8:00 pm, when we present James Cameron's awesome, seven-time Oscar-nominated, feminist, science-fiction classic, Aliens. The film sports a 96% positive rating on RottenTomatoes.com, including raves like "Absolutely smashing!" from Film.com, and this from the Los Angeles Times: "It's blaster action, not Gothic future-horror. Fortunately, director-screenwriter James Cameron has shaped his film around the defiant intelligence and sensual athleticism of Sigourney Weaver, and that's where Aliens works best."
So that's tomorrow night at 8 am (or tonight if you're reading this Friday morning).
The second upcoming free-to-Backers screening is universally hailed as one of the best movie of all time. Here are the first two paragraphs of the original New York Times review published in 1942: "Against the electric background of a sleek cafe in a North African port, through which swirls a backwash of connivers, crooks and fleeing European refugees, the Warner Brothers are telling a rich, suave, exciting and moving tale in their new film, Casablanca, which came to the Hollywood yesterday. They are telling it in the high tradition of their hard-boiled romantic-adventure style. And to make it all the more tempting they have given it a top-notch thriller cast of Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Conrad Veldt and even Claude Rains
"Yes, indeed, the Warners here have a picture which makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap. For once more, as in recent Bogart pictures, they have turned the incisive trick of draping a tender love story within the folds of a tight topical theme. They have used Mr. Bogart's personality, so well established in other brilliant films, to inject a cold point of tough resistance to evil forces afoot in Europe today. And they have so combined sentiment, humor and pathos with taut melodrama and bristling intrigue that the result is a highly entertaining and even inspiring film."
Yes, it's Casablanca, which we'll be screening on Sunday, November 10 at 8:30, a stay-up-late screening perfectly timed to enjoy on the night before Veterans Day.
We hope you'll enjoy these free screenings, perks you've earned for your generous support of CinemaSalem's successful Kickstarter campaign.