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1965 Classic Film Series

5/29/2015 3:10:55 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of New Mexico Junior College, movies from 1965 will be the theme of the Classic Film Series this summer at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame.  The films are free of charge to the public, and will be shown Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

The list of movies are: Dr. Zhivago June 7; Thunderball June 14; Help! June 21; Ship of Fools June 28; A Patch of Blue July 5; Cat Ballou July 12; The Spy Who Came in From the Cold July 19 and The Rounders July 26.

Previous to the showing of each movie, Mary Lyle, Director of Education for the museum, will give a little history of the film and any significance it might have with the world at that time.

New Mexico Junior College was founded in 1965 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the year with various events and exhibitions including the upcoming 1965: A YEAR IN REVIEW opening June 11 at the Western Heritage Museum.

For more information about the 1965 movies:  Mary Lyle: or 575-492-2678.

New Mexico Junior College is a comprehensive community college promoting success through learning.



June 7 Dr. Zhivago
Starring Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin and Rod Steiger, the movie won five Academy Awards. Maurice Jarre’s score – particularly “Lara’s Theme” became one the most famous in cinematic history.  Directed by David Lean.

June 14   Thunderball

Starring Sean Connery as James Bond, this was the fourth spy film in the James Bond series.  It is an adaption of the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming.  Directed by Terence Young.

June 21   Help!
Starring The Beatles, this was the second film made by The Beatles, and is a comedy adventure which sees the group come up against an evil cult.  Directed by Richard Lester.

June 28   Ship of Fools
Starring Oskar Werner, Simone Signoret, Vivien Leigh and Lee Marvin, the movie recounts the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933.  The movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. Directed by Stanley Kramer.

July 5   A Patch of Blue
Starring Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman and Shelly Winters, the movie is about a blind, uneducated white girl who is befriended by a black man.  Directed by Guy Green.

July 12   Cat Ballou
Starring Lee Marvin and Jane Fonda, this comedy is about a woman who seeks revenge for her murdered father by hiring a famous gunman, but he’s very different from what she expected.  Lee Marvin won an Academy Award as Best Actor.  Directed by Elliot Silverstein.

July 19   The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Starring Richard Burton and Claire Bloom, the movie is based on the 1963 novel by John le Carré, about a British agent who is sent to East Germany in order to sow disinformation about a powerful East German intelligence officer.  Directed by Martin Ritt.

July 26   The Rounders
Starring Glen Ford and Henry Fonda, the film is about a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out of Sedona for a slick operator.  Directed by Burt Kennedy.

For information:  Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame  575-492-2678.

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