In conjunction with the premier of Richard Schickel’s PBS documentary You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story, the Cannes Film Festival will be running a program of films highlighting the studio’s 85 years.
The films that will screen daily over the ten days of the festival range from 1932’s crime drama I Was A Fugitive From A Chain Gang to 1999’s science-fiction blockbuster The Matrix.
The selections, though, seem concentrated on the late 60s/early 70s, with half the selections coming from a narrow, eight year time frame- Bonnie And Clyde (1967), Dirty Harry (1971), What’s Up Doc? (1972), Enter The Dragon (1973) and Blazing Saddles (1974). Other films screening in the series include Captain Blood (1935), Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962) and an evening of Looney Tune cartoons.
If you find you can’t make it over to the south of France next week for the festival, all of these titles are available on home video for you to have your own couch-bound film festival.