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Quinn

Celebrating 100 Years of a Screen Legend

 

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anthonyQ“ANTHONY QUINN: A 100 YEAR LEGACY” is a year-long focus by the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) on the art, history and film of legendary actor, Anthony Quinn presented in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office and the Anthony Quinn Foundation. Running through November 2015, this special program will include free screenings of his films at libraries across the state with a curated monthly series; scholarly monographs; panel discussions with film and history scholars; special breakout screenings of signature films, a student essay contest (high school and college) on the legacy of this seminal artist and a video competition geared for area college students to recreate a scene from one of five films that will be showcased: La Strada, Lust for Life, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Guns of Navarone.

 

More than 35 films will be screened along with the Anthony Quinn Centenary being a focus at the upcoming Flickers’ produced Roving Eye International Film Festival, April 12-19; KidsEye Summer Filmmaking Camp, July 6-10th; the Rhode Island International Film Festival, August 4-9th; and the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival, October 19-25th.

 

Programming will begin March 19th and run through November 14th.

 

Programming for the Month of MARCH:

 

March 19th

Rochambeau Library | 5:45 PM

Barabbas

Director: Richard Fleischer | 137 min. | 1961, USA, Italy

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Silvanno Mangano, Vittorio Gassman, Jack Palance

Richard Fleischer's religious film, "Barabbas" (1961), does a great job in approaching a well-known passage from the New Testament, differently. The international cast offer unbelievable performances, making this tale one worth exploring. When criminal Barabbas is spared his life, while Jesus of Nazareth is put to death by his people, a life filled with pain and loss follows. Faith, beliefs and the distinction between right and wrong take a front seat in this modern take on an old story.

 

March 21st

Jamestown Philomenian Library | 3:00 PM

Viva Zapata

Director: Elia Kazan | 113 min. | 1952, USA

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Marlon Brando,

The life and times of the legendary Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata are brought to the screen in Darryl F. Zanuck's powerful production of John Steinbeck's screenplay. Marlon Brando, fresh from his success in A Streetcar Named Desire, gives a stunning portrayal of the outlaw turned revolutionary leader. The film also boasts Anthony Quinn's 1952 Best Supporting Actor Oscar-Winning performance as Zapata's brother. Viva Zapata! is one of the classic political movies and another fine example of Brando's genius as a film actor.

 

March 21st

Kingston Free Library | 3:00 PM

The Visit

Director: Bernhard Wicki | 100 min. | 1964, USA, Italy, France

Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn

Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a multi-millionaire for a visit. The town lays out the red carpet expecting big things from Carla, only to learn that her sole purpose is to see Serge Miller killed.

 

March 26th

Providence Public Library | 6:00 PM

Behold a Pale Horse

Director: Fred Zinneman | 121 min. | 1964, USA, France

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif

Manuel has been on the run for 15 years - and now it seems his time is up. Gregory Peck stars as Manuel, a guerilla leader who has been sought by a cruel police captain named Vinolas (Anthony Quinn) for fifteen years but has always managed to elude him. Upon learning that his mother is dying, Manuel is forced into the open, where Vinolas awaits. Manuel must reach the town of San Martin where he'll be given a map by the 11-year-old Paco (Marietto Angeletti), who hopes that Manuel will avenge his father's death by killing Vinolas. Manuel hears that his mother has died, but makes the arduous journey nonetheless, only to be betrayed by an informer who tells Vinolas of Manuel's plans. Reaching San Martin, Manuel has the opportunity to kill either the informer or Vinolas. Whom will he choose?

 

Programming for the Month of APRIL:

 

April 4th

Jamestown Philomenian Library | 3:00 PM

A High Wind in Jamaica
Director: Alexander Mackendrick | 103 min. | 1965, United Kingdom
Cast: Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price
Concerned that their children aren't growing up as "civilized" as they would in their native England, a couple decides to leave Jamaica and return home and return home with their family. However, when they inadvertently find their way onto a pirate ship, the children befriend, outwit and even frighten their shipmates. James Coburn and Anthony Quinn are thoroughly entertaining as two lovable rogues, and Deborah Baxter is mesmerizing as young Emily Thornton. Richard Hughes' adaptation of his novel is engaging and haunting in this unforgettable well-crafted film

 

April 11th

Kingston Free Library | 2:30 PM

Requiem for a Heavyweight
Director: Ralph Nelson | 103 min. | 1962, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney
A riveting, first-rate character study and sports drama. Anthony Quinn plays an aging boxer forced to give up the gloves after a brutal knockout. Suffering from the debilitating effects of years of taking hits in the ring, he has a hard time finding work. Jackie Gleason plays Quinn's unscrupulous manager who lost big money betting against Quinn in his final bout, and pleads with him to become a professional wrestler in order to help him settle his debt. Mickey Rooney and Julie Harris co-star in this classic directed by Ralph Nelson.

 

April 12-19th

10th Anniversary Edition Roving Eye International Film Festival

For more details, click here

 

April 18th

Jamestown Philomenian Library | 3:00 PM

The River’s Edge
Director: Allan Dwan
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Ray Milland, and Debra Paget | 87 min | 1957, USA
A deadly love triangle erupts when a charismatic trickster Nardo Denning (Milland) finds his exlover
Meg in the New Mexico desert where she and her husband labor to build their ranch. The crook takes the couple hostage to take him safely to Mexico with his stolen loot in tow, which leads to a desperate trek across treacherous terrain as tensions rise.

 

Programming for the Month of MAY:

 

May 9th

Kingston Free Library | 3:00 PM

The Buccaneer
Director: Anthony Quinn | 119 min. | 1958, USA
Cast: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer
During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win.

 

This film is Anthony Quinn's directorial debut.

 

May 14th

Jamestown Philomenian Library | 6:00 PM

Zorba the Greek
Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis (as Michael Cacoyannis) | 142 min. | 1964, USA, Greece
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas
If ever there was a role that Anthony Quinn was born to play, it was the lusty, life-affirming title character in Zorba the Greek. The scene is the isle of Crete, where English writer Alan Bates arrives in the hopes of realigning his own values and outlook on life. He is "adopted" by the flamboyant Zorba, who determines to educate Bates in the ways of the worldor, to be more precise, Zorba's world. Along the way, Bates is introduced to widow Irene Papas, the unrequited love object of everyone on the island, who comes to a tragic end when she is accused of adultery. The writer is also a spectator to the equally benighted romance between Zorba and venerable courtesan Lila Kedrova. Other disasters follow, but Zorba is able to convince Bates that failure is an inescapable part of life, and that only by constantly tasting defeat can one truly enjoy life's victories. Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek earned Oscars for actress Lila Kedrova, cinematographer Walter Lassally and art director Vassilis Fotopoulos.

 

May 16th

Jamestown Philomenian Library | 3:00 PM

Warlock
Director: Edward Dmytryk | 122 min. | 1959, USA
Cast: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn
The town of Warlock is plagued by a gang of thugs, leading the inhabitants to hire Clay Blaisdell, a famous gunman, to act as marshal. When Blaisdell appears, he is accompanied by his friend Tom Morgan, a clubfooted gambler who is unusually protective of Blaisdell's life and reputation. However, Johnny Gannon, one of the thugs who has reformed, volunteered to accept the post of official sheriff in rivalry to Blaisdell? and a woman arrives in town accusing Blaisdell and Morgan of having murdered her fiance. The stage is set for a complex set of moral and personal conflicts.

 

May 30th

Kingston Free Library | 3:00 PM

A Walk in the Spring Rain
Director: Guy Green | 98 min. | 1970, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Ingrid Bergman, and Fritz Weaver
Libby Meredith and her husband Roger, a college professor, have a quiet, comfortable marriage. They journey to the Great Smoky Mountain region of Tennessee, where Roger will spend his sabbatical year writing a book. Their neighbor, an unhappily married mountain man falls in love with Libby at first sight. Although plagued by guilt, Libby cannot deny the sudden, overwhelming passion and exuberance she feels as a result of the mountain man's confession of love. Their brief, idyllic infatuation is interrupted by sudden violence.

 

Jamestown Philomenian Library | 3:00 PM

The OxBow Incident
Director: William A. Wellman | 75 min. | 1943, USA
Cast: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn
Two drifters are passing through a Western town, when news comes in that a local farmer has been murdered and his cattle stolen. The townspeople, joined by the drifters, form a posse to catch the perpetrators. They find three men in possession of the cattle, and are determined to see justice done on the spot.

 

Programming for the Month of JUNE:

 

June 15th

East Providence Public Library | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Lust for Life
Director: Vincente Minneli | 122 min. | 1956, USA
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald
Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as artist Vincent van Gogh, torn between joyous inspiration and the dark desperation of his tormented mind. Anthony Quinn costars as Paul Gauguin, for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

 

June 18th

Rochambeau Library | 6:00 PM

Heller in Pink Tights
Director: George Cukor | 100 min | 1960, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Margaret O'Brien
Based on a novel by Louis L’Amour the film follows a vaudeville troupe that stays one step ahead of the bill collector as it tours the frontier circa 1880. The central premise finds ringleaders Angela Rossini (Sophia Loren) and Tom Healy (Anthony Quinn) needing a more flamboyant act than normal in order to entertain the citizens of the wild West.

 

Programming for the Month of JULY:

 

July 15th

Providence Public Library | 6:00 PM

Man from Del Rio
Director: Harry Horner | 82 min. | 1956, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, Peter Whitney
Mexican gunfighter Dave Robles outdraws the town's outlaw-turned-sheriff and is invited to fill the dead man's shoes. But a tin star doesn't bring automatic respectability and Robles is shunned by the town's leading citizens. His popularity with its less savory element, particularly saloonkeeper Bannister, wanes dramatically, too, as he starts to take his job seriously. It is his love for a decent, caring woman that keeps Dave in town, but can she convince him to lay down his gun and start a new life?

 

July 20th

East Providence Public Library | Time: 6:30 p.m.

The Black Orchid
Director: Martin Ritt | 96 min. | 1959, USA
Cast: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Jimmy Baird
After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for his death. Widower Frank Valente is attracted to Rose, and must convince her that real love exists. He must also deal with his own daughter, who has her own reasons for opposing his marriage to Rose.

 

Programming for the Month of AUGUST:

 

August 4-9th

19th Annual Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival

For more details, click here

 

August 8th

Warwick Public Library | Time: 7:00 PM

The Guns of Navarone
Director: J. Lee Thompson | 158 min. | 1961, USA
Cast: David Niven, Anthony Quinn, and Gregory Peck
World War II movies don't get much better than this thrilling adventure based on the bestselling novel by Alistair MacLean. Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and David Niven are part of a team of soldiers sent on an impossible mission to infiltrate an impregnable island fortress held by the Germans and take out the massive guns that are preventing the rescue of 2000 British soldiers.

 

Programming for the Month of SEPTEMBER:

 

September 3rd

Jamestown Philomenian Library, 6:00 PM

Guadalcanal Diary
Director: Lewis Seiler | 93 min. | 1943, USA
Cast: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.

 

September 9th

Providence Public Library | Time: 6:00 p.m.

The Savage Innocents
Director: Daryush Shokof | 110 min. | 1960, France, Italy, UK
Cast: Anthony Quinn, David Warner, Sonja Kirchberger
An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.

 

September 10th

Kingston Public Library | 6:00 PM

A Dream of Kings
Director: Daniel Mann | 70 min. | 1969, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Inger Stevens
Matsoukas, a Chicago based Greek/American with his long suffering wife Caliope, learns that his son is dying. Convinced that the child will do better in Greece, he attempts to raise the airfare to get the family back there. Unfortunately, all his sources of income dry up until he is forced to fix a dice game to raise the cash. His wife eventually raises the money by stealing from her own mother. They make the trip but Matsoukas decides to stay to avoid further humiliating his wife.

 

September 16th
Newport Public Library | 6:00 PM
Ulysses
Director: Mario Camerini | 94 min. | 1954, Italy
Cast : Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn
A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, depicting Ulysses' efforts to return home after the end of the Trojan War.

 

September 24th

Tiverton Public Library | Time: 6:00 p.m.

The Shoes of the Fisherman
Director: Michael Anderson | 162 min. | 1968, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Laurence Oliver, James Oskar Werner
Set in a futuristic vision of the late 1980s, Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr. David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. Once at the Vatican, he is immediately given an audience with the Pope, who elevates him to Cardinal Priest. The world is on the brink of war due to a ChineseSoviet
feud made worse by a famine caused by trade restrictions brought against China by the U.S. When the Pontiff suddenly dies, Lakota's genuine character and unique life experience move the College of Cardinals to elect him as the new Pope.

 

Programming for the Month of OCTOBER:

 

Providence Latin-American Film Festival

October 1-4th

• Gallery exhibition at URIProvidence
• Screening of Viva Zapata | Time: TBD

http://www.plaff.org

 

Viva Zapata
Director: Elia Kazan | 113 min. | 1952, USA
Cast: Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn, Jean Peters
The life and times of the legendary Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata are brought to the screen in Darryl F. Zanuck's powerful production of John Steinbeck's screenplay. Marlon Brando, fresh from his success in A Streetcar Named Desire, gives a stunning portrayal of the outlaw turned revolutionary leader. The film also boasts Anthony Quinn's 1952 Best Supporting Actor OscarWinning performance as Zapata's brother. Viva Zapata! is one of the classic political movies and another fine example of Brando's genius as a film actor.

 

October 8th

Kingston Public Library | 6:00 PM

The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Director: Stanley Kramer | 139 min. | 1969, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi
Producer-director Stanley Kramer’s The Secret of Santa Vittoria(1969) gives us a tale set towards the close of World War II: a warmhearted comedy with dramatic touches handsomely presented by a potent cast including Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi and Hardy Kruger. Quinn plays the mayor of an Italian winemaking village that finds its age old economy imperiled as the Nazis close in, determined to plunder a million bottle cache of valuable vino? the villagers are just as determined to keep their treasure safe.

 

October 16th

Warwick Public Library | Time: 7:00 PM

Across 110th Street
Director: Barry Shear | 102 min. | 1972, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa
Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war.

 

October 19th

East Providence Library | Time: 6:30 p.m.

Last Train From Gun Hill
Director: John Sturges | 95 min. | 1959, USA
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones
The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognises as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill.

 

October 19-25th

Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival

For more details, click here

 

October 22nd

Tiverton Public Library | Time: 6:00 p.m.

The Magus
Director: Guy Green | 117 min. | 1968, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen
A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mindgames with the island's magician (Anthony Quinn) and a beautiful young woman.

 

Programming for the Month of NOVEMBER:

 

November 4th

Providence Public Library | Time: 6:00 p.m.
The 25th Hour
Director: Henri Verneuil | 130 min. | 1967, France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Gregoire Aslan
In WW2, a Romanian Jewish peasant (Anthony Quinn) is denounced by the village gendarme and is sent to a concentration camp where, due to an error, he's drafted into the SS.

 

November 5th

Kingston Public Library | 6:00 PM

Wild is the Wind
Director: Barry Shear | 114 min. | 1957, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Anthony Franciosa
An immigrant Nevada rancher brings a woman from Italy to be his second wife but when he neglects her, she becomes involved with his trusted assistant. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor.

 

November 7th

Tiverton Public Library | Time: 1:00 p.m.

The Greek Tycoon
Director: J. Lee Thompson | 107 min. | 1978, USA
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone
The film focuses on the courtship and marriage of aging Greek Theo Tomasis, who rose from his humble peasant roots to become an influential mogul who longs to be elected President of Greece and considerably younger Liz Cassidy, the beautiful widow of the assassinated President of the United States.

 

November 9th
East Providence Library | Time: 6:30 p.m.
Revenge
Director: Tony Scott | 124 min. | 1990, USA
Cast: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe
Michael Jay Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he once flew to Alaska for a hunting trip. Arriving at the Mendez mansion in Mexico, he is immediately surprised by the beauty and youth of Mendez' wife Miryea. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, but Cochran is aware that Mendez is a powerful, vindictive, and very possessive man who does not tolerate betrayal.

 

November 14th
Jamestown Public Library | Time: 6:00 p.m.
A Walk in the Clouds
Director: Alfonso Arau | 102 min. | 1995, USA, Mexico
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Anthony Quinn
After returning from the war, Paul and a young Hispanic-American woman meet on a bus as she's headed home from college to help with the grape harvest and face her Old World domineering dad. The woman has not married but is pregnant and she thinks her father is going to kill her. Paul proposes to pose as her husband to help her face her father. When their passion for each other is finally ignited and explodes, they realize they must overcome all odds to be together.

 

Participating libraries include:

 

East Providence Public Library

41 Grove Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

401.434.2453 • www.eastprovidencelibrary.org

 

Jamestown Philomenian Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

401-231-4980 • www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org

 

Newport Public Library

300 Spring Street, Newport, RI

401-847-8720 • www.newportlibraryri.org

 

Kingston Free Library

2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI

401-783-8254 • http://www.skpl.org/node/164

 

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI

02903 401.455.8000 • http://www.provlib.org

 

Rochambeau Library

708 Hope Street, Providence, RI

401-272-3780 • http://www.provcomlib.org/locations/rochambeau

 

Tiverton Public Library

34 Roosevelt Drive, Tiverton, RI 02878

401.625.6796 • http://www.tivertonlibrary.org

 

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI
4017395440 • http:// www.warwicklibrary.org

 

The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes the film arts in Rhode Island and throughout New England. Over the past two decades, the Rhode Island International Film Festival has screened 3,896 independent films and videos out of 42,935 entries, presented 905 World/North American premieres, featured over 700 entries that were locally produced, and hosted 3,358 filmmakers and crew. Since its inception, over 360,000 film lovers have enjoyed the Rhode Island International Film Festival, its film presentations and programming.

 

ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. There are 19 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August.

 

For more information about the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, running August 4-9, 2015 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The Vets (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium), please call 401.861.4445.