Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr in a scene from the movie The King and I. Supplied by 20th Century Fox.
Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr in a scene from the movie The King and I. Supplied by 20th Century Fox.

Classic films on screen

LOVE watching classic films? The Star Court Theatre has you covered each weekend during this month.

This Saturday at 1.30pm you can catch High Society, a glossy musical remake of Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story (1940), decked out with million-watt star power and a Cole Porter score. Set amongst the rich and famous in Newport, RI, the story revolves around the wedding plans of socialite Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly).

On Sunday at 1.30pm you can watch Francofonia, a powerful story of how precious artworks from the Louvre were saved during WW2 occupied Paris from master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov, the director of Russian Ark.

Francofonia is the story of two remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi Occupation officer Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich - enemies then collaborators - whose alliance would be the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures.

Next Saturday, January 21, you can catch The King and I, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 1951 Broadway musical hit, at 1.30pm.

Deborah Kerr plays English widow Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam in the 1860s to tutor the many wives and children of the country's progressive King (Yul Brynner, recreating his Broadway role-and winning an Oscar in the process).

The culture clash between Anna and the King is but one aspect of their multilayered relationship.

Classic movies at the Star Court Theatre, Lismore.

Tickets are available at the door. $15 for adults, $13 for concession.



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