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Program Notes: Scenes from a Mall (1991)

Scenes from a Mall movie poster

In Paul Mazursky’s Scenes from a Mall, a couple of well-to-do Los Angelenos (Woody Allen, Bette Midler) drop emotional bombshells on each other while spending money like it’s going out of style.

Program Notes: Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

Ghosts of the Abyss movie poster

Even moviegoers who take little pleasure in the films of James Cameron may find themselves softening up to Ghosts of the Abyss, the Titanic director's documentary about exploring the famous sunken luxury liner.

New on DVD: Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol movie poster

If Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol feels like a live-action version of a cartoon, it only stands to reason. The man behind the camera is animator Brad Bird, who gave us some of the smartest and most ambitious animated features of recent years.

Program Notes: Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills movie poster

Students of French cinema will recognize Paul Mazursky's Down and Out in Beverly Hills as a remake of Jean Renoir’s Boudu Saved from Drowning. Both men exude an affection for their characters even as they examine their many foibles.

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?