Program Notes

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From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: A Little Princess (1995)

A Little Princess movie poster

A Little Princess overflows with cliché and coincidence but creates such a marvelous, magical world that our intellectual objections simply give up and slink away.

Program Notes: Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins movie poster

Mary Poppins leaves you amazed and amused by the film’s ability to blend a childlike sense of awe with some very sophisticated humor and storytelling. And everyone walks away humming.

Program Notes: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest movie poster

For One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Milos Forman won his first Oscar. In fact, it picked up more important Oscars than any movie since It Happened One Night four decades earlier.

Program Notes: The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion movie poster

Calling The Black Stallion one of the best films ever for children doesn’t do it justice. It's simply one of the best films ever made. Period. This film is so subtle, so beautiful, so emotionally satisfying that it cannot be forgotten.

Film Series Intro: Mondays with Milos

Milos Forman

Milos Forman was born in Czechoslovakia, orphaned during World War II, and educated in a Communist film school. So how did he end up being one of the most celebrated American filmmakers of his generation?