When: Tue., May 26, 7 p.m. 2015
Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays kicks off its quinceañera anniversary season with a screening of Giant, the Oscar-winning 1956 epic starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. The drama, which is set on a cattle ranch in the Lone Star State, picked up 10 Oscar nominations that year, including Best Picture, and won the Best Director award for filmmaker George Stevens. Nathan Cone, director of cultural and community engagement at TPR, said the summer series is the perfect opportunity to revisit classics like Giant in the way they were intended to be seen. “What I like best about seeing movies on the big screen is the heightened emotions that come with experiencing a film together,” Cone said. “This summer, for example, we’ll be showing The Freshman on June 30. Silent movies — especially comedies — really come alive with an audience.” Other films on the slate include Anatomy of a Murder (June 9), Mary Poppins (June 16), and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (July 14). With the exception of Giant, all screenings will take place at the Santikos Bijou. Season passes ($80) are available at brownpapertickets.com.