Stalag 17 (1953)
January 6, 2022 - January 7, 2022
Thursday Jan 6, 2022 @ 7 PM
Friday Jan 7, 2022 @ 2 PM
Please join us for STALAG 17, the fourth film in season 4 of Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club celebrating the films of Billy Wilder, one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema. We are pleased to be joined at each screening by special guest, Jeannie MacDonald, for a pre-film talk and introduction.
One night in 1944 in a German POW camp housing American airmen, two prisoners try to escape the compound and are quickly discovered and shot dead. Among the remaining men, suspicion grows that one of their own is a spy for the Germans. All eyes fall on Sgt. Sefton (William Holden) who everybody knows frequently makes exchanges with German guards for small luxuries. To protect himself from a mob of his enraged fellow inmates, Sgt. Sefton resolves to find the true traitor within their midst.
Special guest, Jeannie MacDonald, brings her lifelong passion for movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the Lincoln Theater as co- host, along with Executive Director Andrew Fenniman, of Season 4 of our Classic Film Club series. After working as a producer at Boston’s CBS and NBC affiliates, she moved to Los Angeles, where she wrote marketing copy for Paramount Television on the studio’s iconic Hollywood lot. As a freelancer, Jeannie has written movie copy for Warner Bros. and humor pieces for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. She hosts movies and blogs for the Music Hall Loft’s “Film Club” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband John. Jeannie joined us for the last showing of Season 3 with a talk about Ninotchka. She will be introducing each film in our celebration of Billy Wilder.
Running Time: 2 hours
Tickets to go on sale in September 2021