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Classic Movie Discussion Group

Purpose: To view and discuss the best and most memorable classic movies of days gone by.

Membership: Open. Everyone is invited to the free viewings and discussions.

Organizers: Bert Garcia, Ron Roberts, and Tony Stephens.

Meeting Time: 6:00 pm, the second Wednesday of every month.

Meeting Place: Covenant Community Center, 322 West Pecan, Sherman, Texas.

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Next Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, March 11, 2020 -- "The Sting" -- Presented by Bert Garcia

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 Johnny Hooker pulls a street con and unknowingly steals from big time crime boss Doyle Lonnegan. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult and orders that Hooker be killed. While dodging would-be killers, Hooker seeks the help of Henry Gondorff, a master of the long con. They devise a complicated scheme to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money and amass a talented group of other con artists to help sting Lonnegan and even the score. Robert Redford plays Johnny Hooker, Robert Shaw plays Doyle Lonnegan, and Paul Newman plays Henry Gondorff. The background music includes "Piano Rag" by Scott Joplin.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, April 8, 2020 -- "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" -- Presented by Tony Stephens

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 In this, writer-director George Lucas' original Star Wars film, the Imperial Forces, under orders from Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo work together with the droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the galaxy. The main characters are memorably portrayed by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guiness, Peter Mayhew, and David Prowse.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, May 13, 2020 -- "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" -- Presented by Ron Roberts

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 The Monty Python crew, including Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, turn history on its comic head when, in 10th century England, King Arthur travels the countryside to find knights who will join him at the Round Table in Camelot. After a bit of a party at Camelot, they set forth on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles along the way.

  

Future Classic Movie:  6:00 pm, June 10, 2020 -- "Charade" -- Presented by Bert Garcia

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 Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Walter Matthau star in this Stanley Donen film. A valuable stash of stolen gold is buried in a plot to recover it years later. But members of the group turn on each other and set about trying to recover the loot for themselves. This is a who-can-you-trust situation right to the end. Scored with lush and suspenseful themes by Henry Mancini, this is a classic suspense film with comedy and romance to break the tension.