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Published May 3rd, 2017
Film Clips
Jimmie "JJ" Walker Photo provided

Lamorinda Theatres have several events planned for the month of May and there is something for people of all ages.
Forget this year's Oscar mishap. See Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty at their best in Orinda's FREE Movie Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in the 1967 classic "Bonnie and Clyde." The film won two Oscars in 1968, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Estelle Parsons and Best Cinematography. This is the tale of a small time crook Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) who tries to steal a car and winds up with the car owner's daughter, Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway). The duo team up for a string of robberies resulting in mayhem and misfortunes. Does it remind you of the Academy Awards in February?
As with all FREE Movie Nights, arrive early for the best seating.
At 2 p.m. May 17, Moraga resident, author and film historian Larry Swindell will take center stage at the Rheem Theatre to introduce the Moraga Mover's Classic Film, "The Maltese Falcon." Director by the great John Huston, "The Maltese Falcon" is a noir classic. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor).
Enjoy the amazing San Francisco locations in the film. A great field trip is to watch the movie and plan a day in San Francisco finding the locations. Admission is $7.
Live stand-up comedy returns to the Orinda Theatre with comic legend, Jimmie "JJ" Walker.
Rising from the streets of New York's ghettos to television superstardom, JJ personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase "Dyn-O-Mite!" is part of modern vernacular. Time Magazine named Walker "Comedian of the Decade" in the 1970s.
JJ is best known for his role of JJ Evans, Jr. in the classic television series, "Good Times" (1974-1979). His other notable roles include "Airplane!," "Airport '79," "The Love Boat," "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Scrubs."
It will be a "Dyn-O-Mite!" evening of clean comedy. Tickets are $20.
Get ready for a little magic at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the Rheem Theatre. Illusionist Timothy James will amaze you and the kids. It's a night of unbelievable sleight of hand, hilarious audience interaction and for the grand finale .... You just have to see it! It's fun for the entire family and KIDS of all ages. James will be accompanied by pianist Patti Leidecker. The event is sponsored by the Moraga Community Foundation. Tickets are $15 and $10 for kids under 18.
See you all at the Orinda and Rheem Theatres this month for several outstanding special events!

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