Repertory

A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.

By Matt Prigge
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(1957) (Shown on DVD): "Watch me run a 50-yard dash with my legs cut off." "I'd hate to take a bite outta you; you're a cookie full of arsenic." "Cat's in the bag; bag's in the river." Hear those and plenty of other snappy one-liners in this New York journalism expose, one of the most quotable movies ever written. The script comes courtesy Ernest Lehman. Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis star. A Thurs., Feb. 28, 7:30pm.




Swarthmore College


Free. Science Center, rm. 199. 500 College Ave., Swarthmore. 610.328.8143. freelibrary.org

Nanjing 1937

(1995) (Shown on video): Part of the One Film, One Philadelphia series, this screening of Wu Ziniu's documentary should help elaborate on the background of Empire of the Sun, showing the same events from a different perspective. Swarthmore prof Haili Kong will present. (Not reviewed.) Fri., Feb. 29, 7pm.




Trocadero


$3. 1003 Arch St. 215.922.LIVE. www.thetroc.com

30 Days of Night

(2007) (Shown on DVD): Vampires vie for space in today's zombie-crowded horror marketplace with this take on Steve Niles' comics about bloodsuckers who take their game up to night-plagued Alaska. (Not reviewed.) Mon., March 3, 7:30pm.




World Cafe Live


Free. 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. freelibrary.org

Critical Thinking: A Panel Discussion of Empire of the Sun

One of the many offshoots of the One Film, One Philadelphia series (check the site for more), this film critic-centric discussion features the Inky's Carrie Rickey, WHYY's Patrick Stoner, Philadelphia City Paper's Sam Adams and yours truly weighing in on Empire of the Sun. Louis Massiah of Scribe Video Center will moderate. Tues., March 4, 7pm.

Questions? Comments? Email mprigge@philadelphiaweekly.com

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