James Bond Film Festival in Chatham

Sean Connery as James Bond

Sean Connery as James Bond

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Four great James Bond films, including the three original films starring Sean Connery and the Casino Royale remake that enlivened the franchise and introduced the latest Bond, Daniel Craig, will be screened by the Chatham Film Club at the Crandell Theatre Saturday, February 16, 2013 and Sunday, February 17, 2013.

There are two screenings daily, starting Saturday with Dr. No (1962) at 2pm and From Russia With Love (1963) at 5pm. Sunday screenings include Goldfinger (1964) at 2pm and Casino Royale (2006) at 4:30pm. Cultural critic Seth Rogovoy – who recently wrote about the Jewish roots of the Bond series for The Forward weekly newspaper (“On Her Majesty’s Semitic Service”), will introduce the 2pm screening of Goldfinger. All films are open to the public. Tickets $5 at the door, or $4 for Chatham Film Club members with a membership card.

The Crandell Theatre is located at 48 Main Street in Chatham, N.Y.

The Chatham Film Club invites filmgoers to Shaken, Not Stirred, a martini party at Peint O Gwrw pub, 36 Main Street, adjacent to the Crandell Theatre, from 7-9pm, immediately after the Saturday night screening. A cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available, set to the tune of live jazz by Paul Reed. The Film Club will also offer a raffle during the festival, with the winner taking home the makings for a classic James Bond cocktail, including vodka, cocktail shaker, martini glasses and olives. Prizes will be awarded at each evening show for best Bond costume, such as Pussy Galore, M, Dr. No, Oddjob, Q, Moneypenny and, of course, James Bond himself.

The Chatham Film Club, a nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Crandell Theatre, also produces FilmColumbia, an annual 5-day film festival that draws thousands of film lovers to the village of Chatham, New York. The Fourteenth Annual FilmColumbia festival will take place October 23-27, 2013.



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