Young Frankenstein kicks off Outdoor Film Festival 2007

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    The list of films for this year's Outdoor Film Festival have just been announced.

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    From cityofchicago.org/specialevents:



    Chicago Outdoor Film Festival Smells "Sweet Success" with Monstrous "Sounds of Music"


    The 2007 Chicago Outdoor Film Festival pays homage to centenarian Barbara Stanwyck and remembers comedic actor Peter Boyle. In addition, the image of the debonair and charming Cary Grant graces the festival big screen for a record fifth time since its inception. This much anticipated event is held consecutive Tuesdays beginning July 17 through August 28 in Butler Field, Grant Park (located at Monroe and Lake Shore Drive). Movies are FREE and begin at sunset. The Chicago Outdoor Film Festival celebrates filmmaking at its best showcasing classic movies from various genres. Enjoy some of the greatest movie actors of all time on a gigantic screen that includes a state-of-the art sound system.

    Young Frankenstein
    July 17 @ 8:56pm
    Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle
    Director Mel Brooks and leading man Wilder created this script as a spoof and homage to old horror films, even using the original lab equipment and props from 1931's "Frankenstein." Dr. Fronckensteen inherits his grandfather's lab and eventually his spirit, leading to the creation of the Frankenstein monster, played by the late Peter Boyle.
    1974 (106 minutes)

    Double Indemnity
    July 24 @ 8:50pm
    Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck
    Fans of these two actors from their respective television shows will be greatly surprised by their dark portrayals in this quintessential film noir. Stanwyck is the vixen that cons an insurance agent into killing her husband, after he has signed a policy with a double indemnity clause, which leads to a web of intrigue.
    1944 (107 minutes)

    Written on the Wind
    July 31 @ 8:42pm
    Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone, Robert Stack
    Alcohol, impotence and lust in a Texas oil family may sound familiar, but director Douglas Sirk mined the territory first in this lush melodrama about the self-destructive Hadley children. Dorothy Malone, in her Oscarâ winning role, makes Rock Hudson the object of her desire and Bacall plays good girl to her bad girl.
    1956 (99 minutes)



    The Awful Truth
    August 7 @ 8:34pm
    Irene Dunne, Cary Grant
    Grant specialized in screwball comedy and he, along with Irene Dunne, were at the top of their game portraying a couple seeking divorce. While waiting out their final decree, each begins sabotaging the other's new romance, as well as fighting a custody battle over their beloved pet terrier, portrayed by the popular Asta of the Thin Man series.
    1937 (91 minutes)

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    August 14 @ 8:24pm
    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross
    This is the first film pairing of Newman and Redford, who became life-long friends. Their work resulted in the film earning four Academy Awards®. The pair portray outlaws pursued by a relentless posse, so they head to Bolivia with love interest Katherine Ross where they can rob a fresh set of banks until the law catches up with them.
    1969 (110 minutes)

    Sweet Smell of Success
    August 21 @ 8:13pm
    Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis
    Tabloid journalism is not a new concept as the characters in this movie clearly demonstrate. JJ Hunsecker is a powerful gossip columnist. When his sister becomes engaged to a man that J.J. doesn't like, he turns to sleazy press agent Sidney Falco (played by Curtis) to help him smear the man's reputation and break up the happy couple.
    1957 (96 minutes)

    The Sound of Music
    August 28 @ 8:01pm
    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
    The story of the governess Maria and the von Trapp family is accompanied by the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. From the beautiful scenery of Salzburg, Austria to the incredible musical score that spawned a sing-a-long; from the very beginning, a very good place to start until the family finds its dream of freedom. The film itself realized a dream of five Academy Awards including Best Picture.
    1965 (174 minutes)

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