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Old Pasadena Film Festival free and open to the public

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What do you get when you unite Liz Taylor, Bill Murray, Katharine Hepburn, Doris Day, Rock Hudson, the Marx Brothers, 100 fine cafés and restaurants, and a balmy summer evening under the stars in Pasadena ? The Old Pasadena Film Festival.

The month-long event, July 5 – 27, is free and open to the public. Twenty-three weekend screenings at assorted locations in historic Old Pasadena - Central Park, Armory Center, One Colorado Courtyard, Distant Lands, and the Senior Center will feature a broadly diverse, if not curiously indiscriminate collection of classic dramas, comedies, and documentaries. With a few exceptions, the bulk of this year's lineup reflects a horror/science fiction theme.

Concurrent screenings will force movie lovers to make some hard choices...do we watch Roger Corman's 'Pit and the Pendulum' or the 1961 Day/Hudson romcom 'Lover Come Back?' And how do we choose between watching Eizabeth Taylor on the brink of madness and a lobotomy in 'Suddenly, Last Summer' and 'Gimme Gimme Octopus,' a head-scratching production of (perhaps unintended) oddly amusing Japanese surreality?

Bring your own chair to the screenings at Central Park - chairs will be provided at the other venues. Enjoy giveaways, trivia games, and music before the screenings - the annual event is touted as the largest free open-air film festival in California.

Saturday, July 5

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) – 83 min
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music Food - 8:30PM Film

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – 94 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley 8:30PM

Sunday, July 6

Who Does She Think She Is? (2008) – 73 min
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. – 7:30PM

Arise (2012) – 78 min
Conscientious Projector at Armory Center for the Arts
45 N. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM

Friday, July 11

The Odd Couple (1968) – 105 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – 8:30PM

Go Ganges (2012) – 82 min
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave. – 8:00PM

Saturday, July 12

House of Usher (1960) – 79 min
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film

Gravity (2013) – 91 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – 8:30PM

Sunday, July 13

Them! (1954) – 94 min
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film

The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1995) – 54 min
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. – 7:30PM

Monday, July 14

Money & Life (2013) – 86 min
Conscientious Projector at Scott Pavilion on Raymond
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Ave. – 7:00PM

Friday, July 18

The Marx Brothers in Animal Crackers (1930) – 97 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – 8:30PM

Last Stop for Paul (2006) – 83 min
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave. – 8:00PM

Saturday, July 19

The Fly (1958) – 94 min
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) – 114 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – 8:30PM

Sunday, July 20

Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008) – 88 min
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. – 7:30PM
a critique of the ever-inflated New York art market and the culture of celebrity.

Thursday, July 24

Bidder 70 (2012) – 73 min
Conscientious Projector at Scott Pavilion on Raymond
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Ave. – 7:00PM

Friday, July 25

Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) (1997) – 113 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – 8:30PM

The Art of Travel (2008) – 100 min
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave. – 8:00PM

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) – 80 min
Central Park, 274 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film.

Lover Come Back (1961) – 107 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – 8:30PM

Sunday, July 27

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) – 88 min
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film

Gimme Gimme Octopus (1973)
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. – 7:30PM

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