Film Talks by by Month – Recommendations

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Click on titles in blue to see the program flyer.  These are some suggestions for you to consider by month. However, any of our Film Talks (see full list here) can be presented any month you desire.

January

Elvis: The Actor and the Icon (Jan. 8- Elvis’ Birthday)
Celebrate the life of the legendary performer who changed the face of rock and roll, and see the King like never before in this dazzling collection of film clips.
Beating the Winter Blues
Kick the cold weather blahs with this song and dance spectacular featuring the hottest scenes from classic films, such as “Dangerous When Wet” and “South Pacific.”.

 

February

Losing at the Oscars
A fun and amazing celebration of many of the greatest actors and filmmakers who never won an Oscar!
A Jack Benny Extravaganza
A hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the brilliant comedian who invented situation comedy. We’ll feature his spectacular supporting players as well
Romantic Song Sing Along
Raise your voice and tap your toes to Hollywood’s in this pitch perfect Valentine’s Day presentation.
Abraham Lincoln in the Movies
Explore the life and times of our sixteenth president with a collection of fascinating film clips.

 

March (Women’s History Month)

We Love Lucy
Get ready for a roundup of the funniest Lucy moments in television history, as well as hilarious scenes from earlier films on her path to becoming one of comedy’s greatest.
Great Female Detectives in the Movies
Get ready, gumshoes, for a pulse-pounding collection of thrilling film clips featuring female detectives at the top of their game.
Audrey Hepburn: Graceful Legend
A breathtaking exploration of Hepburn’s life and work featuring famous scenes from her best films and behind-the-scenes anecdotes of what it was like working with this screen legend.
Elizabeth Taylor: Violet Beauty
Enjoy famous scenes showcasing Taylor’s captivating talents while learning the truth of what it was like to be Elizabeth Taylor, the woman who lived forever in the public eye.
Funniest Women in the Movies
Madeline Kahn, Barbra Streisand, Teri Garr, and Gracie Allen bring on the laughs in this hilarious collection of clips from some of Hollywood’s funniest films.
STEAM: Celebrate Girls & Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistry, & Mathematics
A program that celebrates the rebel within girls and young women. This presentation encourages them to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistry, and Mathematics, and to boldly step forth into the world (and perhaps history) by making their own unique footprints and presence known.
Luck o’ the Irish
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Gene Kelly,“The Quiet Man,” and more lucky movie moments in this Irish extravaganza featuring toe-tapping song and dance scenes and other thrilling film clips!

 

April

Earth Day on Film – NEW!
A fun look at movies that celebrate the idea of honoring our planet and protecting the living world around us.
Baseball in the Movies
Celebrate the great all-American pastime with a spectacular collection of clips from classic baseball films, such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “Pride of the Yankees,” and Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” routine, along with hilarious anecdotes and baseball trivia.
Spring Fling at the Movies
Usher in the Spring season with a dazzling collection of film clips featuring the best in song and dance from “Easter Parade,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” and other favorites!

 

May 

Hidden Star Wars
Experience Star Wars like never before and learn its many secrets and jokes in this thrilling insider’s peek at one of the most treasured film series in the galaxy!
Marvelous Mothers in the Movies
Celebrate Mom’s special month with some of the most musical, funny, beloved, and FIERCE mothers in movie history!
A Soldier’s Musical Salute
Share the laughs and sing along to some of the greatest songs of the World War II era with this collection of unforgettable moments featuring The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Abbott and Costello, and more!
Superheroes: The History, The Thrills
We’ll trace America’s love affair with the remarkable outsiders who conquer their limitations and save the day, all while looking fantastic in Spandex–not an easy feat!
Baseball in the Movies
Celebrate the greatest all-American pastime with a spectacular collection of clips from classic baseball films, such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “Pride of the Yankees,” and Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” routine, along with hilarious anecdotes and baseball trivia.

 

June

Great Weddings in the Movies
Join us as we celebrate all types of movie weddings – funny, musical, romantic, and yes – even disastrous! Lots of great music and stories.
Fabulous Fathers on Film
It’s Dad’s month, and that means some words of wisdom and dad jokes in this tribute to the greatest and funniest cinematic fathers.
Americana Song and Dance
It’s coming up red, white, and blue in this star-spangled presentation featuring Fred Astaire dancin’ with fireworks, James Cagney tappin’ on the tabletops and more memorable movie moments from “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Oklahoma,” “Holiday Inn,” and other favorites!
Baseball in the Movies
Celebrate the great all-American pastime with a spectacular collection of clips from classic baseball films, such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “Pride of the Yankees,” and Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” routine, along with hilarious anecdotes and baseball trivia.
Superhero Movies: The History, The Thrills
We’ll trace America’s love affair with the remarkable outsiders who conquer their limitations and save the day, all while looking fantastic in Spandex–not an easy feat!

 

July

Americana Song and Dance
It’s coming up red, white, and blue in this star-spangled presentation featuring Fred Astaire dancin’ with fireworks, James Cagney tappin’ on the tabletops and more memorable movie moments from “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Oklahoma,” “Holiday Inn,” and other favorites!
Baseball in the Movies
Celebrate the great all-American pastime with a spectacular collection of clips from classic baseball films, such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “Pride of the Yankees,” and Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” routine, along with hilarious anecdotes and baseball trivia.
Superhero Movies: The History, The Thrills
We’ll trace America’s love affair with the remarkable outsiders who conquer their limitations and save the day, all while looking fantastic in Spandex–not an easy feat!

 

September

Baseball in the Movies
Celebrate the greatest all-American pastime with a spectacular collection of clips from classic baseball films, such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “Pride of the Yankees,” and Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” routine, along with hilarious anecdotes and baseball trivia.
The Bullying Shield: A Bullying Prevention Program
Parents, teachers, and students will learn how to effectively prevent and protect against bullying through engaging, inspiring film clips and discussion that will empower and instruct.
STEAM: Celebrate Girls & Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistry, & Mathematics
A program that celebrates the rebel within girls and young women. This presentation encourages them to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistry, and Mathematics, and to boldly step forth into the world (and perhaps history) by making their own unique footprints and presence known.

 

October

Classic Monster Mash
Spend Halloween with Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster and many more bone-chilling villains in this delightfully creepy celebration of classic movie monsters!
Hidden Harry Potter
This very popular program offers thrilling behind-the-scenes thrilling behind-the-scenes tidbits and fascinating trivia designed to help Harry Potter fans of all ages enjoy these wonderful stories even more.
Vampires: A History
Step into the shadowy world of eternal night as we delve into the rich lore of creatures of the dark, from from Nosferatu to Dracula to Lestat.
The Witching Hour: Witches on Film
This fascinating program highlights cinema’s and history’s fascination with witches, examining their roles in all kinds of films, from horror to musical to comedy.
The Wizard of Oz: The Story Behind the Story
Learn many of the amazing stories and secrets behind the greatest movie ever made, from the creation of “Over the Rainbow,” to the screenwriter who, with just a few words, saved the entire picture.
The Bullying Shield: A Bullying Prevention Program
Parents, teachers, and students will learn how to effectively prevent and protect against bullying through engaging, inspiring film clips and discussion that will empower and instruct.

November

A Soldier’s Musical Salute
Share the laughs and sing along to some of the greatest songs of the World War II era with this collection of unforgettable moments featuring The Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Abbott and Costello, and more!
Delicious Food Scenes in the Movies
Whether you eat to live or live to eat, this mouthwatering look at movie moments and behind-the-scenes trivia celebrating dining in all its forms is sure to hit the spot!

 

December

Christmas Music in the Movies
Not a creature was stirring, except Jack Benny, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Red Skelton, and many more of your favorite stars in this wonderfully wintry presentation!
A Christmas Carol: The Story Behind the Story
Take a journey to the England of Charles Dickens as we explore the cultural and historical climate that influenced the creation of one of the most beloved stories of all time.
Funniest Heartwarming Christmas Scenes
Join such beloved holiday favorites as Ralphie, the Grinch, Elf, Cary Grant as an angel, and Kris Kringle himself in this sweet and hilarious program celebrating holiday moments loved by the whole family!

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