Film critic presents free movie remake program

Published on Wed, Sep 28, 2011
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“Let’s Do It Again,” a free public program about movie remakes, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the Discovery Theater at Semiahmoo Resort.

The recent boom in remakes is bringing new life to many classic films, including “Straw Dogs,” “The Three Musketeers,” “The Thing” and “Footloose.” Join host Ron Miller in discussing that trend and view scenes from a number of classic remakes – the 1925 and 1959 versions of “Ben-Hur,” all three versions of “The Maltese Falcon” and “King Kong,” and the very rare 1931 film of Theodore Dreiser’s novel “An American Tragedy” along with the 1951 remake “A Place in the Sun.”

This is the first of four October presentations by Miller, all open to the public with no admission charge. Next on the docket is a tribute to actress Natalie Wood on October 12, with a screening of “Gone Too Soon” to follow on October 19, and the special pre-Halloween program “An Evening with Frankenstein” on October 26.

Miller was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and is a former national president of the Television Critics Association. The films presented are from his personal collection. Free popcorn and coffee will also be provided.

For information, contact Ron Miller at 360/371-5231.