United Artists: 90 Years

7/5/08 to 8/31/08

Founded by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D. W. Griffith, and Charles Chaplin in 1919, United Artists went on to release films by such independent-minded artists as Buster Keaton, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Woody Allen, and Martin Scorsese. This anniversary tribute samples from UA's eclectic roster with everything from low-budget gems to blockbuster classics, including many gorgeous new prints.

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Past Films

  • Viva Las Vegas

    • Sunday, August 31 7:10 pm

    Viva Las Vegas! Viva Elvis! Viva Ann-Margret! This widescreen extravaganza is “an American wet dream.”-Howard Hampton

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    • Saturday, August 30 8:10 pm

    Sergio Leone perfects violence as kinetic composition in “the greatest of all Spaghetti Westerns.”-Village Voice

  • West Side Story

    • Thursday, August 28 7:00 pm

    The vibrant Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins musical reinvents the Romeo and Juliet story in New York City.

  • The Long Goodbye

    • Tuesday, August 19 7:30 pm

    Robert Altman's casually ironic adaptation casts Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe adrift in '70s L.A. With Elliott Gould, Sterling Hayden, and stunning widescreen cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.

  • The Thomas Crown Affair

    • Thursday, August 14 8:50 pm

    Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in a stylish tale of bank robbery, romance, and stickin' it to “the Establishment.”

  • 99 River Street

    • Tuesday, August 12 6:30 pm

    Building classic noir elements into a tricky play on reality and spectacle, Phil Karlson delivers a one-two punch of brute force and stylistic invention.

  • Broken Blossoms

    • Sunday, August 3 5:00 pm

    Judith Rosenberg on Piano. Waif Lillian Gish takes shelter with a Chinese immigrant in D. W. Griffith's delicate melodrama.

  • The Night of the Hunter

    • Sunday, August 3 6:45 pm

    Charles Laughton directs a lush Southern Gothic nightmare starring Robert Mitchum as the archetypal evil preacher. “One of the greatest of all American films.”-Roger Ebert. With Lillian Gish.

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    • Tuesday, July 29 7:30 pm

    Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis in “a pungent exploration of ambition and evil in the New York newspaper world. . . . A chilling and powerful picture.”-Village Voice

  • The Magnificent Seven

    • Sunday, July 27 5:00 pm

    Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen head up a band of gunmen in this exhilarating Western, set in Mexico and modeled on Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.

  • Raging Bull

    • Saturday, July 26 8:30 pm

    Robert De Niro gives body and soul to the role of boxer Jake La Motta in Scorsese's kinetic and visceral vision.

  • Red River

    • Tuesday, July 22 7:30 pm

    Howard Hawks directs John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, and a river of cattle in this rousing Western that is also a funny and moving study of male relationships.

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    • Sunday, July 20 4:00 pm

    Judith Rosenberg on Piano. Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckles through fantastic sets in “one of the most rousing adventures of the silent era.”-Time Out N.Y.

  • Manhattan

    • Thursday, July 17 6:30 pm

    Woody Allen's visual love poem to the city of his heart. “Essential to experience on the big screen.”-The Onion

  • Annie Hall

    • Thursday, July 17 8:30 pm

    Allen's winning romantic comedy is as funny today as it was in the '70s, and, in a new print, as sparkling, too.

  • The Great Escape

    • Sunday, July 13 4:00 pm

    Classic ensemble actioner set in a WWII prison camp. “Steve McQueen bikes, Charles Bronson digs and everyone leaves the theater whistling. Seriously. We defy you not to.”-Time Out N.Y.

  • The Apartment

    • Saturday, July 12 6:30 pm

    Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in an acid tale of sex and corporate success. “An American classic.”-N.Y. Times

  • Goldfinger

    • Saturday, July 12 8:55 pm

    It's Bond versus Goldfinger and the alluring Pussy Galore in perhaps the most iconic entry in the 007 franchise.

  • Paths of Glory

    • Friday, July 11 7:00 pm

    “Kubrick's first full-fledged masterpiece is a peerless insanity-of-war picture. . . . Kirk Douglas has never been better.”-Time Out N.Y.

  • The Killing

    • Friday, July 11 8:45 pm

    Sterling Hayden heads up a phenomenal cast of B players plotting a racetrack holdup in Kubrick's high-voltage thriller. “Not to be missed.”-Chicago Reader

  • The Shanghai Gesture

    • Wednesday, July 9 7:30 pm

    Sternberg's “delirious melodrama of decadence and sexual guilt that uses its Oriental motifs as a cipher for all that is unknown or unknowable. . . . Subversive cinema at its most sublime.”-Time Out

  • Stagecoach

    • Tuesday, July 8 7:30 pm

    John Ford's first film with John Wayne and his first shot in Monument Valley, “Stagecoach is to American movies what The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is to American literature.”-N.Y. Observer

  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    • Sunday, July 6 5:00 pm

    Judith Rosenberg on Piano. Set along the Mississippi, “Buster Keaton's most entertaining balance of the instinctual and the cerebral.”-Village Voice

  • Scarface

    • Sunday, July 6 6:30 pm

    Howard Hawks's rat-a-tat-taut direction drives this godfather of all gangster films.

  • Some Like It Hot

    • Saturday, July 5 6:30 pm

    Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon in Billy Wilder's outrageous cross-dressing comedy, “one of the enduring treasures of the movies.”-Roger Ebert

  • Dr. No

    • Saturday, July 5 8:50 pm

    The screen debut of James Bond, complete with double agents, double martinis, and Sean Connery as the suave 007.