Public Domain Xinema presents...A STAR IS BORN

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Public Domain Xinema (PDX) screens lost, classic and cult films on the big screen in the old way; with newsreels, cartoons, live music and other special treats. Movies for the people, by the people. Join us.

Public Domain Xinema presents...A STAR IS BORN



One of film's most classic and beloved romantic dramas comes to the big screen at the Clinton Street Theater! Join us, for the original version of A Star is Born (1937) produced by the legendary David O. Selznick in lush technicolor (a rarity for the 1930s), directed by the equally legendary William Wellman (The Ox-Bow Incident) and starring two of the screen's biggest stars at the time, Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The writing pedigree behind this classic is also second-to-none, led by Algonquin Round Table legend, Dorothy Parker, with uncredited contributions from Ben Hecht, Ring Lardner, Budd Schulberg and Adela Rogers St. John- essentially the greatest writing team ever assembled. Co-starring the one and only Adolphe Menjou, this first version of the oft-remade story is a majestic and heart-rending production. Whether you came to love it from this film, the Judy Garland version, the Barbara Streisand version or last year's Oscar-winning take with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, this is one of film's most classic tales.

See it with newsreels, cartoons and other ephemera from 1937, all for whatever amount you see fit! It's a donation based show at the Clinton Street Theater, so please bring what you can, but nobody will be turned away. We do depend on donations to keep the theater running and this program on the screens, so please come and enjoy this classic bit of cinema and help the community stay a vibrant place filled with cinema arts.

Tuesday, July 30, 7 p.m. only at the Clinton Street Theater.

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William A. Wellman, Jack Conway (uncredited)
United States
111 minutes

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.