On Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 (the weekend before Hollywood's big night), the Colonial Theatre will screen each of this year's Best Picture nominees in its luxurious and intimate Berry Theatre. Film fans can experience their favorites again, catch up on the films they missed, or enjoy all nine nominees over the course of two days. Tickets are available for each individual film or as individual one-day passes. Seating is limited - so film fans are encouraged to act quickly.
While his wife and son travel to Maine to escape a summer heat wave, middle-aged New York executive Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) becomes infatuated with his new neighbor (Marilyn Monroe). As he dreams about a life with his new acquaintance, Richard begins to wonder if he will eventually act on his impulses - or remain a faithful spouse. Based on the hit play of the same name, The Seven Year Itch is most known for its famous scene of white dress clad Monroe cooling herself off while standing on a subway grate. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Five For Fighting arrived on the scene in 1997 as John Ondrasik, who is the core & steady member of what's pretty much a one-man band. Hitting the top of the charts with the 2001 ballad, 'Superman (It's Not Easy),' Five for Fighting released their sophomore effort 'America Town,' which quickly went platinum. The latest is 'The Battle for Everything.'
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna on the heels of their days with the Jefferson Airplane in 1969. In both their electric and acoustic versions, their compelling mixture of rock, blues, folk and country influences is evident. The group's first studio album in 20 years, "Steady as She Goes," was recorded at Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, NY, and was released in 2011.
Widely regarded as one of the great living jazz drummers, Billy Cobham's explosive technique powered some of fusion's most important early recordings, including groundbreaking efforts by Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. A member of both the Modern Drummer Hall Of Fame and the Classic Drummer Hall Of Fame he's an accomplished bandleader in his own right, collaborating with the likes of Jan Hammer, George Duke, John Scofield and John Abercrombie.
The chart topping ballad, 'Sailing,' made Christopher Cross a fixture on adult-contemporary radio and a Grammy winner in the early '80s. Other hits include 'Never Be the Same' and 'Think of Laura,' popularized by the daytime soap, 'General Hospital.'