The Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning will present three movie classics to the public on the three remaining Tuesdays of this month. The showings are free.
The movies will be shown at 1 p.m. in the City Room, or A-111, in the Coffey-McNally Building of the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College at 701 Briarcliff Road.
The movies are “Maltese Falcon” on January 13, “Amadeus” on January 20, and “Doctor Zhivago” on January 27.
“Maltese Falcon,” a 1941 movie starring Humphrey Bogart, follows a San Francisco private detective and his dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers, all of whom are competing to obtain a jewel-encrusted falcon statuette.
“Amadeus” is a 1984 American period drama film. The story is a variation of Alexander Pushkin’s 1830 play in which the composer Antonio Salieri recognizes the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but thwarts him out of pride and envy. The story is set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century.
“Doctor Zhivago” is a 1965 British romantic drama film starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The intense and complicated love story is set in Russia during World War I and the Russian Revolution. It is loosely based on a Boris Pasternak novel that was popular in the west but banned in Russia; thus, the film was made mostly in Spain.