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When Martin Scorsese’s film of ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ was released in 1988, it was met by a howling mob of protestors around the world. Fundamentalist Christians decried the “blasphemous” film. Filmgoers often had to cross picket lines to get into theaters. The Catholic Church officially condemned the film, labeling it “Morally Offensive.” In France, one theater was burned by arsonists.

Disney/Pixar

Friends of Texas Public Radio, join us and Walt Disney Studios at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at the Santikos Palladium for a free preview screening of the new family film "Finding Dory." The film is a sequel to Disney/Pixar's beloved animated film "Finding Nemo," released in 2003. The film is rated PG.

Friends of Texas Public Radio, join us and Walt Disney Studios at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the Santikos Palladium for a free preview screening of the new adventure film "Alice Through The Looking Glass," based on the beloved stories of Lewis Carroll. The film is a sequel to Disney's live action version of "Alice In Wonderland," released in 2010.

1939 is generally regarded by classic movie lovers as the Greatest Year In Movies. That year alone saw the release of “Stagecoach,” “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and the one of the biggest box office smashes of all time, “Gone With The Wind.” 

Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel comes to life in blazing Technicolor; it’s an epic romance set against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Vivien Leigh stars as Scarlett O’Hara, torn between her love for Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).

Weldon Owen (publisher)

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” may not have been the first animated film, but as author and film historian J.B. Kaufman points out, Walt Disney “completely redefined the concept of what an animated feature could be” with his 1937 film, celebrating 75 years this December.

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