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WRL’s Throwback Thursday Film Series
August 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2022
Now in its 19th year, the Throwback Thursday Film Series screens a variety of classic and contemporary movies for an adult audience. All films are shown in the Williamsburg Library Theatre.
August Theme: Cool Capers
August 4: Gambit (1966)
A cockney cat burglar (Michael Caine) recruits a Eurasian dancer (Shirley MacLaine) in Hong Kong to help him steal a valuable artifact from a Middle Eastern tycoon, but things don’t quite go according to his meticulously-detailed plan in this comedy caper film. Ronald Neame directed with Herbert Lom costarring. NR 1hr 49min
August 11: Seven Thieves (1960)
A band of thieves led by a disgraced professor (Edward G. Robinson) concoct an elaborate scheme to rob a casino at Monte Carlo with the aid of a sexy night club dancer (Joan Collins). Rod Steiger and Eli Wallach costar under the direction of Henry Hathaway. NR 1 hr 42 min
August 18: The Hot Rock (1972)
Robert Redford and George Segal play professional thieves whose efforts to steal a valuable diamond keep getting thwarted by circumstances and bad luck in this light-hearted caper film directed by Peter Yates. William Goldman wrote the screenplay based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake with Zero Mostel and Paul Sand costarring. PG 1 hr 41 m
August 25: The League of Gentlemen (1960)
A British Lieutenant-Colonel plans to break into a bank, a risky scheme that requires military precision and discipline. Fortunately, his crew are a jolly band of ex-servicemen. This popular and influential film stars several well-known British actors including Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, and Roger Livesey. NR 1 hr 56m