Movies have returned to the Sierra Madre Playhouse!
The Sierra Madre Playhouse was once the Wistaria Theater, showing the best Hollywood had to offer. Almost a century later, the “Gem of the Foothills” is presenting the greatest films ever made.
Now, in the spirit of our mission to illuminate the diversity of the American experience, join us as we dig deeper with films that highlight unique perspectives on America and the growth of the arts. These films are an essential part of Producing Artistic Director Christian Lebano's vision that further contextualize the productions staged at the Playhouse.
To complement our productions, we present evenings of films. See below for what we have complementing our upcoming production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown!
Our Off the Screen Film Series returns! Join us for our first indoor event at the Playhouse in over a year, a screening of a documentary on Charles Schulz, the author of "Peanuts" comic strip.
"Good Ol' Charles Schulz" is an episode of the PBS series "American Masters," a documentary series focusing on great American artists and personalities, that focuses on the life and career of the American cartoonist who created the "Peanuts" comic strip. The Peanuts characters represent facets of cartoonist Charles Schulz's personality as well as his perspectives on the 20th century.
"For 50 years, Charles M. Schulz captivated and comforted millions with PEANUTS-his innovative daily chronicle of cruelty, hope, and heartbreak in the younger set. But unprecedented worldwide success did not quiet his own Charlie-Brown-style doubts. Instead, the outwardly mild-mannered Schulz relentlessly revisited the turbulent realities of his lost childhood in search of elusive answers. Like Citizen Kane (a film Schulz watched up to 40 times), GOOD OL' CHARLES SCHULZ tries to decipher an iconic, enigmatic American success story. Interviews with those who knew him best-including the real-life Linus and Little Red-Haired Girl-propel this 90-minute documentary. With full access to Peanuts strips and specials and to Schulz's personal archives, the film explores his life, his work, and the complex ways the two intersected. Filmed in wide screen, GOOD OL' CHARLES SCHULZ also connects the cartoons to the fading world of his Midwestern youth in visually innovative ways." — Lumiere Productions
Tickets available here!