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Classic Films: A Tribute to Sir Alec Guinness

April 2 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Sir Alec Guinness—known for his roles in Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars,Doctor Zhivago, and numerous Ealing Studios comedies. During his nearly seventy-year career, Guinness received more than thirty film, television, and theater awards, and was knighted for his contributions to the film and theater industries. This March and April, spend some cozy Tuesday afternoons enjoying him in a few of his more comedic roles.

FILM

The Detective (aka Father Brown)

Tuesday, March 11, 1:30 p.m.

Father Brown (Alec Guinness) dabbles in detective work. Craziness ensues when a religious artifact that he’s been entrusted to transport from London to Rome is stolen.

Admission:

FREE; no reservations

FILM

Murder by Death

Tuesday, April 1, 1:30 p.m.

In Neil Simon’s Murder by Death, a group of detectives and their guests are invited to a secluded mansion by Lionel Twain (Truman Capote) in order to solve a complex murder mystery. Alec Guinness plays Twain’s comical blind butler.

Admission:

FREE; no reservations

FILM

Our Man in Havana

Tuesday, April 8, 1:30 p.m.

An unsuspecting vacuum cleaner shop owner, Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness), finds his life turned upside down when the British Secret Service asks him to recruit agents in Cuba. Without any surveillance or recruiting experience, Wormold relies upon his imagination to appease his superiors.

Admission:

FREE; no reservations

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