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AS YOU LIKE IT - A Classic British Film Series at SAM

The Seattle Art Museum is starting up another long film series in a few weeks, this one a round of classic British films. Entitled "As You Like It", the series runs from March 27th to June 12, 2014, and included 9 films, all on 35mm prints. You can purchase tickets directly from SAM (details below) or right here at Scarecrow Video. Here's the full rundown: 

As You Like It

Three Decades of Classic British Films

A Scottish village, including Rex Harrison and Vivien Leigh, flips topsy-turvy over a cute little terrierdog (Storm in a Teacup), vacuum cleaner salesman Alec Guinness becomes a secret agent (Our Man in Havana), librarian Peter Sellers pays more attention to female bibliophiles than books, in Swinging-Sixties London Lynn Redgrave must choose between James Mason and Alan Bates, and in The Wrong Box, three generations of top British actors hilariously pursue a lottery treasure. Join us for this sterling sampling of the best in British cinema, presented in 35mm.

Series tickets: nonmembers $68, NWFF, SIFF, TheFilmSchool and SAM members $63., 206-654-3210, or at Scarecrow video, 206-524-8554. 

March 27: Storm in a Teacup (Victor Saville, Ian Dalrymple, 1937). Rex Harrison, Vivien Leigh (on the eve of making Gone with the Wind), Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood. 87 min. 

April 3: Father Brown/The Detective (Robert Hamer, 1954). Alec Guinness, Peter Finch, Joan Greenwood. From G.K. Chesterton’s novel. 91 min. 

April 10: Summer Madness/ Summertime (David Lean, 1955). Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi. Screenplay by H.E. Bates (The Darling Buds of May). This was Lean’s favorite of his own films. 100 min.

May 1: Our Man in Havana (Carol Reed, 1960). Alec Guinness, Noel Coward, Ralph Richardson, Maureen O’Hara, Ernie Kovacs, Burl Ives. Screenplay by Graham Greene, from his novel. Filmed on location in Castro-era Cuba. 107 min. 

May 15: The Mouse That Roared (Jack Arnold, 1959). Peter Sellers (in three roles, one female), Jean Seberg, Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey). 83 min. 

May 22: Only Two Can Play (Sidney Gilliat, 1962). Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Virginia Maskell, Mai Zetterling. 106 min. 

May 29: Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, 1963). Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles. 98 min. 

June 5: Georgy Girl (Silvio Narizzano, 1966). Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason. Features the big hit theme song by The Seekers. 100 min. 

June 12: The Wrong Box (Bryan Forbes, 1966). Ralph Richardson, John Mills, Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Peter Sellers, Wilfred Lawson, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. From Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel. 105 min.

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