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10 Years - 100 Movies | 2019 Movies on the Roof

Movies on the Roof is a private movie festival run by Laura Lanford and Thomas Rammer. We screen classic American cinema Tuesday evenings during summer on a rooftop in Printer's Row.

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

91    Vertigo

92    A Few Good Men

93    The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

MotR 2019