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949: PCFF 2016 announces more titles


May 20

The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival returns for its ninth year Aug. 4-14, 2016 in and around the Plaza Theatre. In honor of our ninth birthday, we’re releasing nine more titles from this year’s schedule each week:

• Leading the big parade is Meredith Willson’s endearing The Music Man (1962), with Shirley Jones and Robert Preston, on Aug. 12 (sponsored by Wells Fargo)

• Paul Newman plays a prisoner bent on fighting the system in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Aug. 13

• Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton duke it out in Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Aug. 10

• Angela Lansbury triggers an insidious political assassination plot in the Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Aug. 7

• The Marx Brothers play stowaways caught between rival gangs in their third film, Monkey Business (1931), Aug. 6

• Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra vie for the affections of Grace Kelly (in her last movie role) in the musical comedy High Society (1956), Aug. 8

• Sean Penn and Phoebe Cates star in Amy Heckerling’s coming-of-age comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Aug. 4

• A family battles poverty in Pather Panchali (1955), the first of Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s neorealist Apu trilogy, Aug. 9

• Pablo Picasso paints for the camera in the French documentary The Mystery of Picasso (1956), Aug. 5