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Giant
Modesto Film Society presents:
Giant

Sun. June 18

(Approved-1956) 3 Hrs. 21 Min. (DVD) In English

Director George Stevens won the Oscar for this epic drama of two generations in a wealthy Texas cattle clan, based on the Edna Ferber novel. The all-star cast features Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, Sal Mineo, Carroll Baker, Chill Wills, Dennis Hopper, Rod Taylor and James Dean in his final film appearance for which he was honored with a posthumous Oscar nomination.  The San Francisco Chronicle’s Walter Addiego praised the restored print as “still a 'Giant' among films.”


Sun 6/18 2:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
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Slack Bay

Fri. 6/16 - Fri. 6/23

(NR) 2 Hrs. 2 Min. (Digital) In French with English subtitles (Comedy)

The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family--among them Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi--have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing. As the macabre mysteries mount and love blossoms between the family's genderqueer teen and the son of a local fisherman, Binoche and company ratchet the slapstick up to 11. It's no wonder director Bruno Dumont (Li'l Quinquin, Camille Claudel 1915) cites Peter Sellers, Monty Python, and Laurel and Hardy as cinematic influences for his delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce.

Closed caption glasses available

Fri 6/16 4:00 p.m.
Sat 6/17 7:00 p.m.
Sun 6/18 6:00 p.m.
Mon 6/19 12:00 p.m.
Mon 6/19 7:00 p.m.
Thu 6/22 7:00 p.m.
Fri 6/23 12:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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