From the Film Vault

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Program Notes: The Band Wagon (1953)

The Band Wagon movie poster

The Band Wagon isn’t just a hugely enjoyable musical starring Fred Astaire. It’s also a musical about Fred Astaire and the disconcerting circumstances in which he found himself in the early 1950s.

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: The Father of the Bride (1950)

Father of the Bride movie poster

Father of the Bride is a comedy which pulls off a remarkable stylistic juggling act in that it is simultaneously heartwarming and satirical. The movie has been called “suburban comedic film noir.”

New on DVD: The Tree of Life (2011)

The Tree of Life movie poster

You’d have to go back to 2001: A Space Odyssey to find a motion picture as inspiring and divisive as Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. It's a story of one family, but in fact it attempts to distill the very experience of being human.

Program Notes: Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

Meet Me in St. Louis movie poster

Given all its behind-the-scenes drama, Meet Me In St. Louis could have been a stinker. It was anything but. It's one of a small handful of perfect (or nearly perfect) movie musicals.