The public is invited to the Davis Classic Film Festival that kicks off 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, with the featured film “You Can’t Take It With You.” This 1938 film, a classic comedy romp directed by the legendary director Frank Capra, won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
“You Can’t Take It With You” will be shown on the big screen of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the film will be preceded by a brief introduction presented by noted film historian and movie critic Derrick Bang, who also writes a movie review column for The Davis Enterprise. After the screening, Bang will be available to answer questions and discuss the film with viewers who wish to stay for the discussion.
Admission is free, but the Odd Fellows suggest a donation of $5 per person. There also will be candy, popcorn and soft drinks available for purchase. All proceeds, after expenses, will be provided to benefit the film programs at Davis High School and Da Vinci High School. Tickets will not be sold in advance and are only available at the door on the evening of each performance.
On Feb. 9, the Festival will feature “All About Eve” (1950). Starring Bette Davis and George Sanders, this classic drama was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It was nominated for a remarkable 14 Academy Awards, and won six, including Best Picture. On Feb. 16, the featured film will be “The Apartment,” a comedy-drama from 1960 with Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray.