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Now in its 19th year, the Throwback Thursday Film Series screens a variety of classic and contemporary movies for an adult audience.  

March Theme:  Four Kings and Two Queens

March 3:  Anna and the King (1999) 

  • This non-musical version of “The King and I” tells the true story of Anna Leonowens, an English schoolteacher who traveled to Siam in the 1860s to educate the children of King Mongkut. Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat star in this romantic drama. PG-13. * 

March 10:  The King’s Speech (2010)

  •  Colin Firth plays King George VI, who seeks the help of a quirky speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) to overcome his debilitating stammer. This superb historical drama won four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, Director, and Screenplay. R 

March 17:  Juarez (1939) 

  • Paul Muni stars as Benito Juarez, leader of a popular rebellion against the Habsburg monarch Maximilian, who ruled Mexico in the 1860s at the behest of the European powers. Costarring with Muni are Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Raines, and John Garfield. NR 

March 24:  Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

  • The tragic rivalry between Mary, Queen of Scots, and Queen Elizabeth I is retold in this lush historical film with Vanessa Redgrave playing Mary, Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth, and Patrick McGoohan and Timothy Dalton as the men in their lives. PG-13 

March 31:  The Last Emperor (1987) 

  • Winner of nine Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director, this spectacular film recounts the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China whose life spanned the fall of the Qing Dynasty, two World Wars and the rise of Communism. John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O’Toole star under the direction of Bernardo Bertolucci. PG-13. * 

* Note:  Movies run longer than 2 hours.

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