Winter Chills at NYC’s Film Forum

New York City’s Film Forum (209 West Houston; [212] 727-8110) will be presenting a double dose of great genre films as part of its Winter season repertory program. Best of all, you can catch the stars themselves talking about their work after these special shows.

First up is Otto Preminger’s 1965 mystery thriller BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING on Tuesday, December 7. The movie follows Carol Lynley’s suspenseful search for her missing daughter. The question soon arises, however: Does Bunny Lake even exist? Dullea appears as Lynley’s skeptical brother, and Laurence Olivier co-stars as a detective on the case. Look for a scene in the London-lensed film with 1960s rock band The Zombies!

There will be a post-screening Q&A with Dullea (via Zoom) moderated by author Foster Hirsch (in-person), followed by a signing of Hirsch’s new book OTTO PREMINGER: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (on sale at Film Forum concession). Dullea is best known for his roles in the classics 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and the original BLACK CHRISTMAS. See here for more info.

On Sunday, December 12 Film Forum presents director Mervyn LeRoy’s notorious horror adaptation THE BAD SEED with star Patty McCormack in person! A Q&A will follow the screening, again moderated by Hirsch. In the highly-influential 1956 film (recently saluted on ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR), McCormack (later seen in the MOMMY films and THE SOPRANOS) toplines as evil 11-year-old Rhoda Penmark. See here for additional details.

Now more than ever, support repertory cinema at Manhattan’s indispensable Film Forum.

Tony Timpone