Davis Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival

The general public is cordially invited to attend, free of charge, the continuation of the Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival, coming up in April of 2018.   The Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival is now in its 5th year, showing a series of classic films twice each year – once in the Spring and once in the Fall.   The Spring 2018 series is the 9th series of classics.   Once again, we will be using the Odd Fellows’ new big screen projection system in the Upper Hall.

The classic films in April will feature “Classic Alfred Hitchcock” films.   Director Alfred Hitchcock was known as “the Master of Suspense”.   We are not showing the well-known Hitchcock that everyone has seen, but rather we will be screening lesser known features from the famous director.   The public is cordially invited and there is no admissions charge (although donations to defray future costs are always appreciated).

There is a special feature unique to the Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival.   Before each film is shown, noted Enterprise film reviewer Derrick Bang will give the audience the back-story of the film, the actors, the production,  and the director.  After the showing, Derrick Bang will be available to answer audience questions.

On April 15, the Odd Fellows will screen “Saboteur”, a classic from 1942.

On April 22, the featured classic film will be “Shadow of a Doubt” from 1943.

On April 29, three diverse episodes will be screened from Hitchcock’s very popular television show “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” which ran from 1955 to 1965.

“We are delighted to bring back these classic films for their historical value and for the enjoyment of the public,” said Classic Film Festival Chair Dave Rosenberg.  “Alfred Hitchcock is a giant of the Golden Age of films, and was especially adept at suspense and intrigue.  We welcome the community to our Lodge to enjoy these classic bonbons.”

The Davis Odd Fellows began their Classic Film series in the Spring of 2014, showing three classic films of a certain genre during each series.   The series has been repeated every Spring and every Winter since 2014.   The films featuring Classic Alfred Hitchcock will be the 9th series of the Classic Film Festival.  The eight previous series featured:  Academy Award Best Picture Films, Classic Westerns, Classic Courtroom Dramas, Classic Film Noir, Classic Screwball Comedies, Classic Comedies, and Classic Science Fiction, Classic Jimmy Stewart.

In addition to the free screening of these classic films, the Odd Fellows provide free popcorn to patrons.   A no-host bar is also available before and during the screenings featuring wine, beer on tap, soft drinks and water, and a full array of mixed drinks.

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