2016 Ballston Spa Film Festival
August 5th & 6th

Monthly Classic Film Series



JANUARY 4th, 6:45 pm - THE WIZARD OF OZ - "We're off to see the Wizard!"
Share with us this screening of the 1939 family classic staring Judy Garland as the young Dorothy Gale who gets swept off to the magical Land of Oz. With the help of the Munchkins and the Good Witch she seeks out the Wizard to find a way home for herself, and a heart, courage and a brain for her new friends.

"We're not in Kansas anymore."


FEBRUARY 15th, 6:45 pm - THE PRINCESS BRIDE - "Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. - Not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale."
Will we show the Princess Buttercup edition or the Dread Pirate edition?? Will it matter???

"As you wish"

This 1987 family adventure-comedy-romance has something for everyone; a beautiful princess, a brave pirate, sword fights, a giant, rodents of unusual size, and dozens of memorable lines!

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."


MARCH 8th, 6:15 pm - THE GREAT RACE - "The movie with a 20,000-mile or one-million-laughs guarantee!"
March's film was a 1960's comedy epic directed by Blake Edwards and starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk and others, who compete in a great car race from New York to Paris in the early 1900's. "The Great Leslie" (Curtis, always in impeccable, gleaming white) has his greatest challenge with the dark and bumbling Dr. Fate (Falk) and his sidekick (Lemmon). It's a great race and a great adventure!

"The eternal struggle takes time, Max."


APRIL 12th, 6:45 pm - AIRPLANE! - "The Plane's going to Chicago. The Pilot's going to New York. The Passengers are going to Pieces!"
Fasten your seatbelts and put your seat backs and tray tables in their upright and locked position for this wacky airplane ride! When the crew gets sick (bad fish?) the only person who can save them is the traumatized ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker.

"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."


MAY 17th, 6:45 pm - 12 ANGRY MEN - "They have twelve scraps of paper... Twelve chances to kill!"
Twelve men deliberate the fate of a young man accused of murdering his father. What seems so simple at first becomes a challenge when a lone juror isn't so certain. This 1957 drama stars Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, Jack Klugman, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden and Ed Begley as men who eventually bring different perspectives to the deliberations, and to each other.

This film was nominated for 3 Academy Awards and is among the AFI's top 100 films of all time. It is a "must see" on the list of many film-lovers.

"... guilty... guilty.. guilty... not guilty."


JUNE 14th, 6:45 pm - AMERICAN GRAFFITI - "Where were you in '62?"
It's back! We can't get away from this classic, end-of-school-year film that is fits so well with graduation time. This 1973 film is an entertaining coming of age story of four high school grads and their friends on their last night before leaving for college. Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfus, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack and even Suzanne Somers (watch carefully) appear in this film that may have inspired the TV hit "Happy Days".

"You're the most beautiful, exciting thing I've ever seen in my life
and I don't know anything about you."


SEPTEMBER 27th, 6:45 pm - THE KARATE KID - "He taught him the secret to Karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands."
In this 1984 favorite Ralph Maccio plays a kid from New Jersey who doesn't fit in with his new California neighborhood. Things are tough for him until Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) shows him how karate can strengthen his mind as well as his body.

"Wax on, wax off."


OCTOBER - No film this month.
Sorry, due to conflicting schedules and limited BSFF staff we are unable to present a classic film this month.


NOVEMBER 22nd, 6:45 pm - DR. STRANGELOVE or: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB - "The hot-line suspense comedy."
Peter Sellers plays multiple characters, including president of the United States, Merkin Muffley, and the nuclear scientist Dr. Strangelove in this 1964 cold-war classic.

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room."


DECEMBER 20th, 6:45 pm - THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Tim Burton's classic, ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation
Jack Skellington, the bored Pumpkin King of Halloween Town becomes fascinated with Christmas. He tries to bring bits of the Christmas spirit back in his own way to his Halloween buddies.

"Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!"

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