A couple of dates remain for Cinema 614, showing t the Wexner Center.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
The Notorious Jack Smith: No President And Selected Shorts
This final Jack Smith program features No President (originally titled The Kidnapping of Wendell Willkie by the Love Bandit) and a variety of Smith's inimitable shorts from early and later in his career.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
(Lloyd Bacon, 1933)
The Depression-era, pre–Production Code musical 42nd Street stars Columbus native Warner Baxter as a Broadway director who lost his savings in the stock market crash and must now deliver a hit to have enough money to retire.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28
O. Henry’s Full House
(various directors, 1952)
Cotton Comes to Harlem
(Ossie Davis, 1970)
This double bill could be subtitled “Tales from the Ohio Pen” and offers films based on writings by two outstanding authors who each did time in the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus. O. Henry’s Full House is based on five O. Henry’s short stories with stars including Marilyn Monroe, Charles Laughton, and Richard Widmark. Cotton Comes to Harlem comes from one of Chester Himes's famed detective novels about two Harlem policemen trying to stop a shady black nationalist leader from ripping off poor families.