Murder! (1930) Tuesday, May 19th @ 7 PM

Directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock, starring Norah Baring MurderScreeningArtPRINTand Herbert Marshall, this is only the second talkie the master directed.  Baring is an innocent woman framed for murder who finds her case being investigated by one of the jurors after the verdict! This is the 7th appearance by Hitchcock at CMNYK, and the earliest of his films we’ve shown yet.  Many of his masterful techniques, for which he remains the gold standard of excellence, were honed in these earlier works, which rarely see the screen these days.  Join us for this rare and oft forgotten classic by the greatest director who ever lived.  And of course prepare yourself for the insanity and awe of wonderful newsreels, shorts, soundies and other weird goodies from 1930 to prime the feature.  Better get there early, this Hitchcock guy is crazy popular.

At War with the Army (1950) Tuesday, May 12th @ 7 PM

Directed by Hal Walker, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, At War with the Army is the 3rd of 17 film collaborations between the great singer and the great comedian. Based on a Broadway AtWarWithArmyScreeningArtFACEBOOKmusical, it’s the zany story of Alvin Corwin (Lewis) an interminable klutz who belongs nowhere near our nations defenses.  And of course Dean is the suave straight man that sets off Lewis’ wacky physical comedy so perfectly. We’ll see Hal Walker’s work again in June when we screen Road to Bali (1952) which also features a cameo from Martin & Lewis. The duo only lasted together for 10 years, but their body of work will last forever.  Don’t miss this comedy gem on the big screen at the Darkside Cinema.  Admission is free and the popcorn is hot.  And of course, buckle up for some preposterous newsreels and other treats from 1950 to get you in the mood.  It’s Community Movie Night with Ygal Kaufman, Corvallis’ smartest classiest best only free night at the movies! See you all there!