Film & Wine Summer Series: Flicks on the Bricks
Flicks on the Bricks celebrates six years of savory snacks, super wine and cinema on the patio of the Athenaeum in La Jolla with classic films and divine wines! Wine expert Barbara Baxter will once again introduce the wines paired with each movie. Enjoy lush cinematography, fab wines, hot popcorn and warm summer nights. Image: Some Like it Hot
Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, at 7:30 PM;
Series: $60/80; individual films: $17/22
August 2: Some Like it Hot—Champagne & California bubbles
This movie whirls through the flamboyant settings of Chicago and Miami Beach in 1929 (and features San Diego’s own Hotel del Coronado). Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) is a ukulele-playing vocalist in an all-girl band. Two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), on the run from the mob, join Sugar’s traveling troupe by hilariously donning makeup and dresses to hide their identity. (121 minutes; 1959)
August 9: Under the Tuscan Sun—vino toscano
Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) is a 35-year-old writer from San Francisco who has just gone through a divorce that has left her with terminal writer’s block. In a drastic step, she buys a house in the Tuscan countryside after a visit to Italy. A new life includes a new love that gives her the fresh start she was looking for. Barbara Baxter will share her discoveries while staying at the charming villa Bramesole, site of this movie, which author Frances Mayes owns and wrote about in her book Under the Tuscan Sun. (115 minutes; 2003)
August 16: Murder on the Orient Express—vino español
In 1934, a trainful of suspects and one murder victim make the trip from Istanbul to Calais especially interesting. Super sleuth Hercule Poirot sets out to solve the mystery. An entertaining Agatha Christie mystery-whodunit, ably supported by a remarkable all-star cast, including Albert Finney, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave.
(128 minutes; 1974)
August 23: Sabrina—vin français
Audrey Hepburn stars—and received an Academy Award nomination for her role—as Sabrina, an impressionable chauffeur's daughter. Sabrina is mad about David Larabee (William Holden), a notorious playboy, but is whisked away to France by her father, only to return a sophisticated lady of fashion. When she returns, David's head is suddenly turned to her. His brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), however, seeks to enhance the family's wealth by marrying him off to an heiress and begins to pursue Sabrina himself to divert her from David's intentions. A charming Cinderella story. (113 minutes; 1954)
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