NEW YEARS EVE BASH — A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen.USA | 1936 | 113 min Comedy, Mystery/Suspense
W.S. Van Dyke
Tuesday December 31, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$60 General Admission, $50 MVFS Member
Doors Open for admissions at 7:30 PM
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W.S. Van Dyke
William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia, Jessie Ralph
A Special night of film, food, libations, music, and cheer – including live TV coverage of Times Square at midnight on our Big Screen.
Doors Open at 7:30 pm
8:00 pm – a movie, AFTER THE THIN MAN
10:15-11:30 pm – Live music provided by jazz trio with Eric Johnson on upright bass, Jeremy Berlin on piano, and Chris Anzalone on drums. Performing Jazz Classics from the Great American Songbook and featuring ”special guest vocalists” joining in.
11:30 pm – Watch live on our 27 foot wide screen TIMES SQUARE – Toast at Midnight to Ring in the New Years
*Please note that hors D’oeuvre and libations will be served after the movie in the lobby, not beforehand. It’s advised that you dine before arriving for the movie.
AFTER THE THIN MAN
This second of MGM’s Thin Man films reteams William Powell and Myrna Loy as, respectively, bibulous private detective Nick Charles and his socialite wife Nora. The Charleses are sucked into another murder case via Nick’s lovely cousin Elissa Landi, whose husband Alan Marshall has vanished. Hubby has been conducting an affair with nightclub thrush Dorothy McNulty (later known as Penny Singleton) and is also blackmailing gangsterish Joseph Calleia. When the corpses begin piling up, Nick and Nora try to piece the clues together, with the earnest assistance of Jimmy Stewart, who carries a torch for Landi. You won’t believe who turns out to be the murderer in this one–then again, given the plot’s strict adherence to “least likely suspect” formula, you probably will.
“One of the most urbane comedies of the season…we won't mention the details. It will be better for you to enjoy them for yourselves. We warn you that you will.”
Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times
“Surprisingly successful sequel to the delightful, Dashiell Hammett-based comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, with Powell and Loy as charmingly witty as ever.”
Tom Milne, Time Out
“The script is tight, the direction is swift and arresting, and the cast is tops--MGM surrounded its two quipping stars with the best character actors on the lot. Dashiell Hammett's snappy banter and cynical worldview were kept intact by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, making this production all the more delectable.”
TV Guide’s Movie Guide