Film Forum’s monthlong tribute to United Artists’ 90th anniversary is nearing its home stretch. On Thursday, April 17, there will be an action-filled double bill of Norman Jewison’s The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), with Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Biff McGuire and Yaphet Kotto (at 1, 5:10 and 9:20), and Jules Dassin’s Topkapi (1964), with Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley, Akim Tamiroff and Despo Diamantidou (at 2:55 and 7:05).
On Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night (1964), with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfred Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti and Anna Quayle, screens at 2:40, 6 and 9:20. Richard Lester’s The Knack … and How to Get It (1965), with Rita Tushingham, Michael Crawford, Ray Brooks, Donal Donnelly, Charlotte Rampling and Jacqueline Bisset, shows at 1, 4:20 and 7:40.
Sunday and Monday, April 20 and 21, brings Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959), with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, Joe E. Brown, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Nehemia Persoff, Joan Shawlee and Mike Mazurki (Sunday at 1:30, 5:15 and 9, and Monday at 1:30), and Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman’s The General (1927), with Buster Keaton, Mario Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley and Joe Keaton (Sunday at 3:45 and 7:30, and Monday at 3:45, all with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner).
On Monday, April 21, D. W. Griffith’s Way Down East (1920), with Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman, Burr McIntosh, Kate Bruce, Mary Hay and Creighton Hale, plays at 5:30 and 9, and Charles Reisner’s Steamboat Bill, Jr. with Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, Tom Lewis and Tom McGuire, screens at 7:30 with live piano.
Tuesday, April 22, brings Hal Ashby’s Coming Home (1978), with Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Robert Carradine, Penelope Milford and David Clennon (at 2, 4:30 and 7 with an introduction by producer Jerome Hellman, and at 9:30).
And on Wednesday April 23, Delbert Mann’s Marty (1955), with Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell, Joe DeSantis, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli, Karen Steele, Jerry Paris and Frank Sutton, screens at 3:45 and 7:45, and Fred Coe’s A Thousand Clowns (1965), with Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks and William Daniels, shows at 1:30, 5:30 and 9:30.