A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY ▪ JULY 11-13, 2014 PROGRAM

Presented by Mid-Century Productions at the Roxie Theater

Advise and Consent

FRIDAY, JULY 11

A Hatful of Rain

A HATFUL OF RAIN

(1957) 7:30 PM

The Bachelor Party

THE BACHELOR PARTY

(1957) 9:45 PM

Shake Hands with the Devil

SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL

(1959) 11:30 PM

SATURDAY MATINEE, JULY 12

The Outcasts: The Long Ride

THE OUTCASTS:
THE LONG RIDE

(1969) NOON

Call Me by My Rightful Name

CALL ME BY MY RIGHTFUL NAME

(1972) 1 PM

A Man Is Ten Feet Tall

A MAN IS TEN FEET TALL

(1955) 3:30 PM

Sweet Love, Bitter

SWEET LOVE, BITTER

(1967) 4:30 PM

SATURDAY NIGHT, JULY 12

Endless Love

ENDLESS LOVE

(1981)7:15 PM

The Confessions of Tom Harris

THE CONFESSIONS OF TOM HARRIS

(1967) 10:15 PM

SUNDAY MATINEE, JULY 13

Police Story: The Big Walk

POLICE STORY: THE BIG WALK

(1973) NOON

Deadly Hero

DEADLY HERO

(1976) 1 PM

The Hoodlum Priest

THE HOODLUM PRIEST

(1961) 3 PM

SUNDAY NIGHT, JULY 13

Advise and Consent

ADVISE AND CONSENT

(1962) 6:30 PM

Bus Stop

BUS STOP

(1956) 9:15 PM

SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014 MATINEE

POLICE STORY: THE BIG WALK   NOON

Police Story - Don Murray, Dorothy Provine on July 13 at the Roxie Theater's Special Weekend with Don Murray

Don Murray, Dorothy Provine, Lynda Day George, Noah Beery Jr., Larry Wilcox, Jeff Corey, John Kerr, Regis Toomey, Tom Hayden; directed by Robert Day (1973, 51 min.) Digital

Don plays a cop unjustly accused of sexual assault in this actor-laden episode of the acclaimed POLICE STORY.

from UNSUNG HERO  "The Making of a Deadly Hero" (3 min) will follow the screening of A HATFUL OF RAIN.

DEADLY HERO  1 PM

Deadly Hero - Don Murray - Treat Williams - James Earl Jones

Don Murray, Diahn Williams, James Earl Jones, Treat Williams, Conchata Ferrell; directed by Ivan Nagy. (1976, 100 min) Digital.

Ed Lacy (Don Murray) has a big problem. The woman whose life he saved (Diahn Williams) during a kidnapping incident has come to doubt his claim that her assailant (James Earl Jones) was armed at the time he was shot. Don dominates the screen as he depicts Lacy's slow, inevitable decline into madness and violence. Come watch and see a cello "played" as you've never seen it before (or since).

→ DON MURRAY IN PERSON interviewed by Foster Hirsch

THE HOODLUM PRIEST  3 PM

The Hoodlum Priest - Don Murray - Keir Dullea

Don Murray, Keir Dullea, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood; directed by Irvin Kershner. (1961, 109 min.) Digital

"Repudiated on its 1961 release by the tough-talking clergyman who inspired it, The Hoodlum Priest remains as obsure and intriguing as ever." —Dennis Brown onThe Hoodlum Priest

Don Murray's personal favorite film, THE HOODLUM PRIEST tells the story of Father Charles Dismas Clark, who led the crusade for halfway houses as a mechanism to rehabilitate ex-convicts. Keir Dullea makes an iconic debut as the troubled young man Clark tries to set on the right path, with tragic results. Brilliantly photographed by Haskell Wexler.

► TICKETS for triple feature: POLICE STORY: THE BIG WALK, DEADLY HERO and THE HOODLUM PRIEST.

SUNDAY NIGHT, JULY 13

ADVISE AND CONSENT   6:30 PM

Advise and Consent - Sunday, July 13 at the Roxie Theater's Special Weekend with Don Murray

Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Gene Tierney, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Peter Lawford, George Grizzard, Inga Swenson, Burgess Meredith, directed by Otto Preminger. Digital

"Advise and Consent, both in its astonishingly complex and lucid total organisation and in the concrete realisation of its smallest details, reveals the mind of a master." —Robin Wood on Advise and Consent

The great political film of the early 60s, with an amazing all-star cast, contains what might be Don Murray's greatest film performance as a young senator from Utah who falls victim to sexual blackmail over a homosexual encounter during a heated confirmation process for a controversial nominee for Secretary of State (Henry Fonda). More than a dozen actors turned down the part—fortunately, indeed, because once watching Murray in the final, tragic throes of the net in which he's caught, it's impossible to imagine anyone else in the role. It's a brilliantly muted performance, the stuff of high tragedy, all of it choreographed masterfully by the great Otto Preminger.

→ DON MURRAY IN PERSON interviewed by Foster Hirsch

BUS STOP   9:15 PM

Bus Stop on July 13 at the Roxie Theater's Special Weekend with Don Murray

Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Hope Lange; directed by Joshua Logan. Digital

Don Murray rocketed to stardom playing naïve, enthusiastic, and war-whoopin' cowboy Bo Decker, who falls in love with a pale chantoozie named Cherie (played by the one and only Marilyn Monroe). Don was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for this performance; it's still a classic nearly sixty years later.

from UNSUNG HERO  "Don Murray on Marilyn Monroe" (6 min) will precede the screening of BUS STOP.