THE KINSEY SICKS: ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION
The hilarious dragapella divas return to Greater Fort Lauderdale to poke fun at the 2012 election cycle, with such hits as “Vote for Me (I’m Not From Kenya),” and “Sell the Poor.” Saturday, August 25, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater. Tickets are $35, and are available at browardcenter.org.
GATEWAY THEATRE CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL
Enjoy the classics of cinema the way they were meant to be seen: In a theatre! From Friday, August 31 through Thursday, September 7, at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway Theatre (1820 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale—which opened in 1951, and hosted the 1960 world premiere of “Where the Boys Are,” a film that helped put Fort Lauderdale on the cultural map for generations). The festival will also include screenings of classic newsreels.
The scheduled films include:
“ANNIE HALL” Woody Allen at his best. Co-starring Diane Keaton.
“CASABLANCA” It doesn’t get better than this. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
“CHINATOWN” One of the greatest screenplays of all time. Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston.
“CITIZEN KANE” One of the five greatest movies ever. Directed by and starring Orson Welles.
“MIDNIGHT COWBOY” Director John Schlesinger’s groundbreaking 1969 film is the only “X-rated” feature to ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.
“NORTH BY NORTHWEST” Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense thriller. Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason.
“SHANE” George Stevens directs one of the most popular westerns of all time. Starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, and Jack Palance.
“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” The greatest musical ever made. Directed by Stanley Donen. Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.
“SOME LIKE IT HOT” Billy Wilder directs. Starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and, Marilyn Monroe.
“SUNSET BLVD.” Master director Billy Wilder’s ultimate Hollywood movie. Starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Erich von Stroheim.
“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” A heart-wrenching classic directed by Robert Mulligan from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Harper Lee (Truman Capote’s best friend), and Horton Foote’s Oscarwinning screenplay. Starring Gregory Peck in a performance for the Ages.
“WEST SIDE STORY” The classic Broadway musical transitions to a classic motion picture. Directed by Robert Wise with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Starring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris.
“2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY” Stanley Kubrick’s vision of man’s past and future. Starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund.
For more information, visit thegatewaytheatre.com.
At the Fillmore Miami Beach, on Sept. 30. Her last album, “Extraordinary Machine” (2005) was named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the Decade. Her latest LP, “The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do,” debuted on June 19. A reviewer in “American Songwriter” wrote, “‘The Idler Wheel’ isn’t always pretty, but it pulses with life, brutal and true.” Tickets are $34.50 to $65.50, and are available at LiveNation. com, Ticketmaster outlets and at the Fillmore box office.
More information, visit fillmoremb. com.
The 20th Annual Womenfest will be held in Key West from September 4 through 9. Parties, dancing, film festival and outings for women. For more information: womenfest.com.