This week in arthouse cinema: foreign film, short films and a 1940 comedy classic

A Gloria Grahame biopic, Oscar-nominated short films and the classic movie that won James Stewart his Academy Award are part of this week’s specialty film programming.


“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”: Annette Bening stars as 1950s film star Gloria Grahame, whose final years found her in a romance with a much younger man: Peter Turner, upon whose memoirs the story is based, is played by Jamie Bell.

2018 Oscar-nominated short films: live action: This popular program makes its annual return to Circle Cinema, with showings of the films nominated in the live-action short film category opening Friday.

“Do the Right Thing”: A screening of the movie is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, followed by a panel discussion featuring Guy Davis, the blues musician son of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, who both appear in the film. Sponsored by Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture.


“The Philadelphia Story”: The James Stewart-Katharine Hepburn-Cary Grant Oscar winner returns to the big screen, thanks to a Turner Classic Movies presentation. Showtimes are set for 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow.


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