WHAT: Washingtonians will gather on the National Mall to kick off the
7th Annual "Screen on the Green" film festival on July 18th when
HBO and Citibank present the romantic favorite, "THE WAY WE
WERE." The free outdoor festival will continue with screenings
each Monday evening at sunset through August 15th.
WHEN: Monday, July 18, 2005, at sunset.
Films will continue to run every Monday through August 15, 2005.
WHERE: Each film will be shown on a giant 20' x 40' outdoor screen on
The National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets.
WHO: Everyone is invited. Screen on the Green is free and open to the
JULY 18 -- THE WAY WE WERE (Sony/Columbia) Opposites can and do
attract. Radical political activist Barbra Streisand meets the
guy of her dreams, Robert Redford, in this Grade A Hollywood
romance. Some serious melodrama (McCarthy era blacklisting) is
discernible amidst the gloss, but it's mostly about star power,
star power, star power. Marvin Hamlisch's score and the title
tune won Oscars. "Memories..." (1973)
JULY 25 -- THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (Warner Bros.) John
Huston's direction of this corrosive tale of gold lust in the
Mexican mountains won an Oscar. Ditto his screenplay. Yet
another award went to the director's father, Walter, for his
performance as a crusty old prospector. Humphrey Bogart is a
fellow treasure hunter. The drama achieves Shakespearean
dimension in conveying the tragic effect of greed on ordinary
AUG. 1 -- SUSPICION (Warner Bros.) Dashing playboy Cary Grant
sweeps rich wallflower Joan Fontaine off her feet. Does he marry
her for the money? Will death do them part? Alfred Hitchcock,
the master of suspense, is working in a subtle mode this time.
Watch how he can make even a harmless glass of milk take on
sinister overtones. Fontaine scored a Best Actress Oscar for her
effort as the lady with suspicions. (1941)
AUG. 8 -- WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF? (Warner Bros.) You're
invited to George and Martha's for an evening of bitterness,
backbiting and booze. Let the games begin! Elizabeth Taylor and
Richard Burton are explosive as the bickering couple acting out
scenes from a miserable marriage. Sandy Dennis and George Segal
co-star in Mike Nichols' perceptive take on Edward Albee's prize-
winning play. (1966) 129 Min.
AUG. 15 -- THE BIG SLEEP (Warner Bros.) Never a model of
narrative coherence, this legendary film noir sports a dazzling
abundance of talent. Humphrey Bogart (as private eye Philip
Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall star, Howard Hawks directs and the
screenplay (based on a Raymond Chandler novel) is co-written by
William Faulkner. It all has something to do with blackmail,
homicide and two slinky sisters named Sternwood. Don't fret
about clarity. Even Mr. Chandler wasn't always sure whodunit.
(1946) 114 Min.
Classic Animation provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Studios.