'The Sting,' 'Star Wars IV,' 'Woodstock' among six films added to Mahaiwe monthly movies


GREAT BARRINGTON — "The Sting," "Star Wars Episode IV" and the 1970 documentary, "Woodstock," are among six films that have been added to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center's monthly movies series.

The Acadamy Award-winning "The Sting" stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as grifters in the ultimate con. This classic crime movie won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay among its seven wins at the Oscars. It will be shown 7 p.m. Thursday.

Also on tap (screenings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted):


-"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004, rated R)

A jaded couple pursue a procedure to erase each other from their memories. Already a cult classic, the film employs elements of sci-fi, romantic comedy and drama, and won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Charlie Kaufman's innovative script. Michel Gondry directs the ensemble cast featuring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson.


- "Woodstock" (1970, rated R)

"Woodstock" documents the legendary music festival of 1969. The film features many prolific performers, including Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Arlo Guthrie, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and more. The Woodstock festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.


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- "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope" (1977)

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Written and directed by George Lucas.


- "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993)

Halloween meets Christmas in Henry Selick and Tim Burton's stop-motion animated musical in which Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, happens upon a different world called Christmas Town and endeavors to celebrate the unfamiliar holiday.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30 (4 p.m.)

- "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)

The Mahaiwe continues its annual tradition screening "The Wizard of Oz" over Thanksgiving weekend.

"Our monthly movies and holiday films continue to be popular traditions in the community," Mahaiwe executive director Beryl Jolly said in a news release. "We look forward to sharing classics that haven't been seen on the big screen for a long time."

Complete ticket and program information is available online at mahaiwe.org or phone at 413-528-0100.


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