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Fall Film Series

Fridays, September 4, 11 & 18, 7pm

Dark Comedies
Arsenic and Old Lace · Being There · Pulp Fiction

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Friday, September 4 – Director Frank Capra’s spin on the classic Joseph Kesselring stage comedy, which concerns the sweet old Brewster sisters (Josephine Hull, Jean Adair), beloved in their genteel Brooklyn neighborhood for their many charitable acts. One charity that the ladies don’t advertise is their ongoing effort to permit lonely bachelors to die with smiles on their faces – by serving said bachelors elderberry wine spiked with arsenic. When the sisters’ drama-critic nephew Mortimer (Cary Grant) stumbles onto their secret, he is understandably put out.

Being There (1979), Friday, September 11 – Having lived his life as the gardener on a millionaire’s estate, Chance (Peter Sellers) knows of the real world only what he has seen on TV. When his benefactor dies, Chance walks aimlessly into the streets of Washington D.C., where he is struck by a car owned by wealthy Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine). Identifying himself, the confused man mutters “Chance … gardener,” which Eve takes to be “Chauncey Gardiner.” Eve takes him to her home to convalesce, and because Chance is so well-dressed and well-groomed, everyone in her orbit assumes that he must be a man of profound intelligence.

Pulp Fiction (1994), Friday, September 18 – Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, the Oscar-winning script by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary intertwines three stories, featuring Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, in the role that single-handedly reignited his career, as hit men who have philosophical interchanges on such topics as the French names for American fast food products; Bruce Willis as a boxer out of a 1940s B-movie; and such other stalwarts as Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, whose dance sequence with Travolta proved an instant classic.

Fridays, September 4, 11 & 18, 7pm

Box Office, Art Bar & Galleries Open at 6pm
Movie Screening at 7pm

Tickets
Members $7 [3-Movie Special $18]
Non-Members $10 [3-Movie Special $27]
Tickets available at the Box Office night
of screening or call CAC at 775-423-1440

Barkley Theatre, Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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Call 775-423-1440

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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; TourWest / WESTAF; Nevada Humanities; the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon deBraga Law, P. C.; the Bretzlaff Foundation; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Churchill County; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Speedway Market; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Post; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s beer at all its events.

The free performances by Mile Twelve and Paul Thorn are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council, and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances by Perla Batalla and Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs has been provided by the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs. The readings by authors Kendra Atleework and Michael P. Branch are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association and are supported by Nevada Humanities.

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