Talbot Cinema Society
2016 - 2017 Season

 

Located on Maryland's Eastern Shore the Talbot Cinema Society is a club of film lovers who are dedicated to promoting and enriching our community's understanding and appreciation of  classic films

SEASON SCHEDULE        

  Sept 11 Tin Men (***FREE TO THE PUBLIC***) 1987 112 min
  Oct 2 The Usual Suspects 1995 106 min
  Nov 6 Wag the Dog 1999 97 min
  Jan 8 High Noon 1952 85 min
  Feb 12 Exit through the Gift Shop 2010 87 min
  Mar 5 Run, Lola, Run 1998 80 min
  Apr 2 Young Mr. Lincoln 1939 100 min

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SHOW FORMAT

  All movies are shown at the Easton Premier Cinemas  in Easton, Maryland  
  3:30 p.m.:  Doors Open.  Members mingle  
  3:45 p.m.:  Meeting Begins  
  3:50 p.m.: Film Introduction  
  4:00 p.m.: Film starts  
  After the Movie: Q&A and discussions  
 
  Although the Cinema Society will serve cookies and crackers, the concession stand offers a wide variety of treats, sodas and bottled water, including the popular Encore Cinema Special:  A small soda and a small bag of popcorn for just $2.  

MEMBERSHIP

  Talbot Cinema Society membership is by subscription only.  All memberships include season tickets and limited guest passes.  Tickets NOT sold at the door!
    Single - $45  
    Couple - $90  
       

CONTACT

  Phone: (410)-924-5752  
  Email piratepete@goeaston.net  
  Mail P.O. Box 222, Easton, MD  21601  
 

MOVIE DETAILS

 
  The Society will kick off the season with its annual gift to the community, a free movie for everyone, members and nonmembers alike. Tin Men, the second installment in Barry Levinson’s Baltimore Trilogy, will be screened Sunday, Sept. 11.  This 1987 comedy-drama is rated R, and runs 112 minutes.  Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito and Barbara Hershey star in Levinson’s hilarious ode to aluminum siding salesmen.  These fast talkers considered it their birthright to knock off work early and drive their Cadillacs to the racetrack in early 1960’s Baltimore.  IMDB users’ rating: 6.5/10.  Introduced by TCS’ own native Baltimoron, Tom Hughes.  
       
   Next up, on Oct. 2, is The Usual Suspects  (1995). Christopher McQuarrie’s crime drama with a twist is film noir in color.  Rated R, it runs 106 minutes.  A sole survivor tells of the tortuous chain of events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.  Starring Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite. IMDB rating: 8.6. Metacritic score: 77/100. Oscars for Spacey for Supporting Actor, and Brian Singer for Original Screenplay.  Bill Gordean will introduce The Usual Suspects  
       
  Just before election, on Nov. 6, TCS will present Wag the Dog (1999).  This 97-minute political comedy is rated R.  Shortly before an election, a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer join forces to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal.  IMDB rating:  7.1/10.  Metacritic score:  73/100.  Directed by Barry Levinson.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro, Anne Heche.  Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor (Hoffman), Screenplay (Hilary Henkin and David Mamet).  Eva Smorzaniuk will set the stage before the house lights go down.  
       
  On. Jan. 8, the Cinema Society will ring in the New Year with an old classic. High Noon (1952) clocks in at a svelte 85 minutes.  Starring Gary Cooper (Academy Award winner) and Grace Kelly, it was directed by Fred Zinnemann (Academy Award nominee).  A classic horse opera.  A marshal, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.  IMDB rating:  8.1/10.  Metacritic score:  89/100.  Showered with awards, including 4 Academy Awards + 3 nominations, and 4 Golden Globes + 3 nominations.  Mary Lou Armstrong-Peters will introduce this immortal horse opera.  
       
 

The Society’s valentine to its members will be Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), scheduled for Feb. 12.  Rated R, it runs 87 minutes.  This comic documentary chronicles an eccentric French shopkeeper and amateur filmmaker’s attempt to locate and befriend Banksy, the British graffiti artist known for his intricate stencil images with ironic socio-political content. Instead, the artist turns the camera back on its owner.  IMDB rating:  8.0/10.  Metacritic score:  85/100.  It won the Independent Spirit Award, as well as an Oscar nomination, for Best Documentary.  Introduction by Judith Hull.

 
       
  Foreign fare will be on the marquee in March with Run, Lola, Run on March 5. This German crime drama, released in 1998, is rated R and runs 80 minutes.  After a botched money delivery, Lola (Franka Potente) has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks – or else.  Winner of 7 German Film Awards.  IMDB rating:  7.7/10.  Metacritic score:  78/100.  Lola will be introduced by Steve Clyburn.  
       
  The 2016-17 season wraps up on April 2 with Young Mr. Lincoln  (1939). This biographical drama runs 100 minutes.  This fictionalized account of the early life of the American president shows the young lawyer facing his greatest court case.  Directed by John Ford, it stars (clean-shaven!) Henry Fonda. Lamar Trotti received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.  IMDB rating:  7.7/10.  Introduction by Pete Howell.  
       
   

Webpage Last Updated 9/2/2016