The Film Forum’s monthlong tribute to United Artists ends Thursday, May 1, on a fittingly high note, with Charles Chaplin’s two finest films, City Lights (1931), with Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherill, Harry Myers and Hank Mann, showing at 1, 4:40 and 8:20, and Modern Times (1936), with Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Chester Conklin and Stanley “Tiny” Sandford, at 2:30, 6:30 and 10:10.
Before its glorious ending, the series leads up to it with Tony Richardson’s Tom Jones (1963), with Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Diane Cilento, Joan Greenwood, David Tomlinson, Peter Bull, David Warner and Lynn Redgrave. Screenings are Thursday, April 24, at 1, 5:20 and 9:40. Fred Niblo’s The Mark of Zorro (1920), with Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Marguerite De La Motte, Noah Beery, Robert McKim and Charles Mailes, shows at 3:25 and 7:45, both with live piano accompaniment.
On Friday, April 25, Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris (1973), with Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Maria Michi, Cathérine Allégrét, Marie-Helène Breillat, Catherine Breillat, Catherine Sola, Mauro Marchetti and Dan Diament, shows at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30.
Saturday, April 26, Robert Aldrich’s Kiss Me Deadly (1955), with Ralph Meeker, Cloris Leachman, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Wesly Addy, Nick Dennis, Maxine Cooper, Gaby Rodgers, Jack Elam and Jack Lambert, screens at 2:30, 6 and 9:30. Phil Karlson’s 99 River Street (1953), with John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Peggie Castle, Ian Wolfe and Frank Faylen, is at 1, 4:30 and 8.
Sunday and Monday, April 27 and 28, Ken Russell’s Women in Love (1969), with Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron, Alan Webb and Michael Gough, shows at 3:05 and 7:35 (Sunday) and 3:05 (Monday). John Schlesinger’s Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971), with Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton, Maurice Denham, Vivian Pickles, Frank Windsor, Bessie Love and, in a bit part, Daniel Day-Lewis, shows at 1, 5:30 and 10 (Sunday) and 1 (Monday).
On Monday, April 28, William Beaudine’s Sparrows (1926), with Mary Pickford, Gustave von Seyffertitz, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Charlotte Mineau and Spee O’Donnell, shows at 7:10 with live piano accompaniment. And Sam Taylor’s My Best Girl (1927), with Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers, shows at 5:30 and 9.
On Tuesday, April 29, John Sturge’s The Magnificent Seven (1960), with Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and Brad Dexter, shows at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30. On Wednesday, April 30, Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye (1973), with Elliott Gould, Sterling Hayden, Nina Van Pallandt, Henry Gibson, Mark Rydell, Jim Bouton, David Arkin and Warren Berlinger, screens at 3:15 and 7:35 (at the later show, ex-Yankee and Ball Four author Jim Bouton will give an introduction). And Robert Altman’s Thieves Like Us (1974), with Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Burt Remsen, Louise Fletcher, Ann Latham and Tom Skerritt, shows at 1, 5:20 and 9:40.
If you’ve never seen Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (1960), with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg and Jean-Pierre Melville, it opens Godard’s ’60s series at Film Forum beginning May 2 and running through June 5. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 2-4) showtimes are 1, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 and 10:10. On Monday the 5th, screenings are 2, 3:30 and 5:40. Don’t miss it.