Film Societies
Film Societies lists films being shown in Oahu art theaters. Movies are rated on a four-star scale. "Film Societies" appears on-line every week, and Thursdays in the Star-Bulletin's "Community Calendar." Send notices to: Film Calendar, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802. Or fax to 523-8509. Or send e-mail to

Thursday, October 17, 1996

Before the Rain (Star rating unavailable)

Trio of interrelated stories from Macedonia offer a sensitive study of chaos and warfare through the eyes of a priest confronting villagers on a manhunt and a photographer from the wartorn country. Presented by the Leeward Community College Cinematheque; call Grant at 623-6799. At 3 p.m. Monday; free. (Unrated)

Theater: Room BE-103

Burn, Witch, Burn!

Witchcraft enters the lives of a schoolteacher and his wife, building a suspenseful, frightening tale from Britain. With Janet Blair, Peter Wyngarde and Margaret Johnston. At 6 and 8 p.m. Monday; $5. (Unrated)

Theater: Movie Museum

Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years (Star rating unavailable)

Leonard Nimoy narrates a film tracing the links between Gypsy and Jewish music in a remote Carpathian village that has been at various times Russian, Ukrainian and Hungarian. Film was released this year by director Yale Stom (“The Last Klezmer”). At 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday; $4. (Unrated)

Theater: Academy Theater

Dead of Night

Classic chiller follows people who have dreams that seem to repeat themselves in real life. Michael Redgrave plays a ventriloquist in the knockout final sequence. With Basil Dearden and Charles Crichton. At 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday; $5. (Unrated)

Theater: Movie Museum

Face Behind the Mask

Immigrant Peter Lorre, his face disfigured in a fire, turns to a life of crime. Well-made, small-budget film also stars Evelyn Keyes and Don Beddoe. At 8 p.m. Oct. 24; $5. (Unrated)

Theater: Movie Museum

The Red Shoes

Stylized fairy tale of a young ballerina (Moira Shearer) torn between a struggling composer and an autocratic dance impresario. Oscar-winning score and art direction. At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 26 and at 4 p.m. Oct. 27; $4. (Unrated)

Theater: Academy Theater

Riff Raff (Star rating unavailable)

Ironic, political comedy focuses on a former thief who comes to London in search of employment only to be reminded of England’s class differences. With subtitles for regional accents. Presented by the Leeward Community College Cinematheque; call Grant at 623-6799. At 3 p.m. Wednesday; free. (Unrated)

Theater: Room BE-103

Spartacus (Star rating unavailable)

The Bolshoi Ballet’s 1977 production of the story of a slave who led a crusade for freedom against ancient Rome. Vladimir Vassiliev dances as the hero; Maris Liepa is equally magnificent as the Roman general Crassus. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and at 1 p.m. Oct. 24; $4. (Unrated)

Theater: Academy Theater

Sunset Blvd.

Legendary black comedy about a silent-film star (Gloria Swanson) who lives in the

past with her butler (Erich von Stroheim) and screenwriter-boyfriend (William Holden). At 8 p.m. Friday and at 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; $5. (Unrated)

Theater: Movie Museum

Tribute to Dorothy Lamour

The South Seas Cinema Society remembers Hollywood’s “Sarong Girl,” who died Sept. 22, with screenings of movies and clips. Films to be announced; call 696-8996. At 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday; free. (Unrated)

Theater: Academy Art Center

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