Movie Presentations

Films I have introduced and discussed at

The Great Movies Series

at the Severna Park Library

12 Angry Men (1957)

Ace in the Hole (1951)


The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

After the Storm (2016) virtual, Audience Choice movie, co-presented with Jeff Duncanson

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) virtual

Ashes and Diamonds (1958) virtual


Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Ball of Fire (1941) virtual


The Bank Dick (1940)

Beauty and the Beast (1946) virtual

Big Night (1996) virtual


Casablanca (1942)

Charade (1963) virtual

Chinatown (1974) virtual

Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016) with special guest Bill Morrison, virtual


Double Indemnity (1944) 2016, and kicking off Noirvember 2019

Duck Soup (1933)


The Elephant Man (1980)

A Face in the Crowd (1957)

The Great Dictator (1940) virtual

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Howards End (1992) virtual

In a Lonely Place (1950)

King Kong (1933)

King of Hearts (1966) virtual

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) virtual

The Last Laugh (1924) virtual

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) virtual

Léon Morin, Priest (1961) virtual​

Local Hero (1983)


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Marty (1955)

Michael Clayton (2007)

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) virtual

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) virtual

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Nebraska (2013) virtual

Network (1976) kicking off the "What Were the '70s Trying to Tell Us?" series


The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Night of the Living Dead (1968) 

Nosferatu (1922) virtual

Notorious (1946)

The Old Dark House (1932) virtual

Passion Fish (1992) virtual


Phoenix (2014)

Playtime (1967)

The Proud Rebel (1958) with special guest Alan K. Rode, virtual

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004) virtual, Audience Choice movie

Rear Window (1954)

Ride the High Country (1962)

Royal Wedding (1951) virtual


The Searchers (1956)

Seconds (1966) virtual

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Seven Samurai (1954) virtual


Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Sherlock Jr. (1924) with special guest Imogen Sara Smith, virtual


Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Son of Rambow (2007) virtual

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Thunder Road (2018) virtual

Tol'able David (1921) with special guest Fritzi Kramer, virtual

Top Hat (1935)

Transit (2019) virtual

The Trip to Bountiful (1985) virtual

The Wages of  Fear (1953) virtual

We Are the Best! (2013) with special guests Cole Roulain and Ericca Long from The Magic Lantern podcast, virtual

The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) virtual

Zodiac (2007) virtual


Special Events

All the President’s Men (1976) Epic Saturday Movie

Apollo 11 (2019), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the mission, 2019


The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Film Noir Theatre

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Veterans Day Movie, 2020, virtual


The Big Clock (1948) Forgotten Film Noir

Blue Collar (1978) What Were the '70s Trying to Tell Us?


Cat People (1942) Forgotten Horror

Chinese Take-Away (2011) Hispanic Heritage Month with Eva Fernandez, 2021, virtual

Cold Turkey (1971) What Were the '70s Trying to Tell Us?

The Conversation (1974) What Were the '70s Trying to Tell Us?

Cutter's Way (1981) What Were the '70s Trying to Tell Us?

Detour (1945) Noirvember Double Feature, 2020, virtual

D.O.A. (1950) Noirvember Double Feature, 2020, virtual

Gaslight (1944) Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Here and There (Aquí y Allá, 2012)​ Hispanic Heritage Month with Eva Fernandez, 2020, virtual

I Am Not Your Negro (2016) Black History Month, 2019


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)


I Walked with a Zombie (1943) Forgotten Horror

Killer of Sheep (1977) Black History Month, 2020

The Killers (1946) Noirvember 2019

Metropolis (1927) Epic Saturday Movie


The Narrow Margin (1952) Forgotten Film Noir

Out of the Past (1947) Film Noir Theatre 2015; Noirvember 2019


Paradise Now (2005) International Movie Month, 2017; World Cinema Series 2019

Purple Noon (1960) World Cinema Series, 2019

The Red Shoes (1948) Epic Saturday, with special guest presenter Ann Glenn


The Right Stuff (1983)  Epic Saturday Movie

Rio Bravo (1959) Epic Saturday Movie


Selma (2014) Black History Month, 2018

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Veterans Day Movie, 2019


They Were Expendable (1945) Veterans Day Movie, 2017

Other Presentations  and Series


The Best Movie Books of 2020, with special guest Raquel Stecher, virtual

A Discussion with special guest Christina Lane, author of Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock

Film Restoration and Preservation During a Pandemic, with special guest

Eddie Muller, 2020, virtual

Forgotten Film Noir, 2016


Forgotten Horror, 2016

The Future of Movies and Movie Theaters, with special guest Todd Hitchcock of the AFI Silver, 2020, virtual

Noirvember Film Noir Festival, 2019

Summer Movie Book Reading, 2021, with special guest Raquel Stecher, virtual


Today's Movie Choices: How Did We Get from Casablanca to Superheroes and Sequels?, 2018

What Were the '70s Trying to Tell Us?, 2019