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New season | Movies: Films offer warm respite as temperatures begin to fall

As the weather cools, the desire for indoor activity grows.Movie theaters can help provide entertainment as the leaves start to fall.

COLUMBUS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

• The annual film festival, this year taking place Nov. 3-17, will include films of general interest about the Jewish experience and a short-film competition. One of the films to be screened: “Footnote,” a 2011 Israeli movie about a father and son who are rival professors, plus an appearance by the director, Joseph Cedar. The film was nominated for a best foreign-language-movie Oscar.

(Various venues; columbusjcc.org)

 

DREXEL THEATRE

• The America’s Greatest Films series continues with free screenings of “Rocky” (Sept. 3), “Psycho” (Oct. 1), “M*A*S*H” (Nov. 5), “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Dec. 5) and “Elf” (Dec. 7).

• “Screeech” will be the word of the day during the Shock Around the Clock 24-hour horror-movie marathon beginning at noon Oct. 12. The event will include a coffinload of scary movies, plus short films, clips and a costume contest. Tickets cost $45 and are available at www.horrormarathon.com.

• Wear your favorite jammies for a pajama party during Dec. 12 and 14 screenings of the Will Ferrell Christmas movie “Elf.” Hot cocoa will be available. Tickets should go on sale about a month before the event occurs.

(2254 E. Main St., Bexley; 614-231-1050, www.drexel.net)

 

GATEWAY FILM CENTER

• Works by the master of suspense will be on display during “Hitchcocktober” all October long. Nine films will be screened, with “Vertigo” (Oct. 1-3 with a preview Sept. 29) showing via a 70 mm print. Seven others will be shown using a 35 mm print — “North by Northwest” (Oct,. 4-6), “Stage Fright” (Oct. 7-9), “Strangers on a Train” (Oct. 13-15), “Suspicion” (Oct. 16-18), “Rear Window” (Oct. 19-21), “The Birds” (Oct. 22-25) and “Psycho” (Oct. 26-31) — and one, “Dial M for Murder” (Oct. 10-12),

Article source: https://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20190825/new-season--movies-films-offer-warm-respite-as-temperatures-begin-to-fall

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