Movies on the Roof - A History, Year 9: 2018
Looking at our ‘short list’ of great movies we hadn’t gotten to, we realized there were some heavy hitters we owed our audience. What self respecting classic film festival could get away without showing “Vertigo” or “Citizen Kane”?
An unintentional callback to our previous year’s political theme “Inherit the Wind” hit very close to home: a fifty year old movie about a ninety year old scientific argument that we’re still managing to have today.
We bookended our season with young Clint Eastwood movies: opening with the gritty cop of “Dirty Harry” & closing with the epic suspense of “The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly.”
But it wasn’t all somber! Our second in-house trailer was decidedly upbeat, we returned to Tom & Laura’s spirit couple in “After the Thin Man”, and leaned into our goofiest selection, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”.
The 2018 List:
86 Dirty Harry
87 After the Thin Man
88 Citizen Kane
89 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
90 Inherit the Wind
92 A Few Good Men
93 The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly