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Ongoing film forum shows Old Hollywood’s golden age

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As the spring semester reaches its halfway point, the Long Beach School for Adults reminds the public that it’s not too late to check out its weekly Friday Film Forum.
Each and every Friday evening, the adult school screens classic cinema in a relaxed, friendly format and includes short subjects, cartoons and conversation at their forum saluting “Rediscovered Gems,” rare films for classic cinema lovers.
The next scheduled screenings for Friday, Feb. 29 are the 1945 film “Hangover Square,” in which Laird Cregar stars as a doomed composer, and “Mystery of the Wax Museum,” with Glenda Farrell investigating the eponymous repository.
For the month of March, the school is starting the month off with “A Family Affair” and “Reveille With Beverly.” The first film was made in 1937 and is the first “Hardy Family” motion picture and Mickey Rooney also co-stars with legendary actor Lionel Barrymore. In “Reveille With Beverly,” Ann Miller is a wartime disk jockey entertaining the troops with Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Other movies for the rest of the forum’s series include: “One, Two, Three,” (1961) directed by Billy Wilder; “A Big Hand for the Little Lady,” (1966) starring Henry Fonda and Joanne Woodward; and the series will finish off Friday, Apr. 4 with the 1958 film “No Time for Sergeants” Directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Andy Griffith, the movie is described as a brilliant adaptation of the Tony award-winning Broadway play. Don Knotts and Nick Adams also co-star in the film.
Each screening at the Friday Film Forum begins promptly at 7 p.m. with a pre-show program of shorts, cartoons and surprises. There is no cost for admission, but a $1 materials fee is required. Free parking will also be provided.
The Long Beach School for Adults is located at 3701 East Willow Street in Long Beach. For more information, contact Ray Sharp at (562) 997-8000, ext. 7198.

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Ongoing film forum shows Old Hollywood’s golden age