This week, meet The Heiress, and experience Rigoletto


Another film series that I did not know about kicks off its season tonight, as the free 2013-2014 Daemen Film Series opens with The Heiress.

William Wyler’s screen version of the Henry James’ Washington Square stars Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, and Ralph Richardson, along with a score by Aaron Copeland. I have never seen it, although I did slog through the weak 90s adaptation of Washington Square. Certainly a unique selection.

All films are shown at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings in Alumni Lounge in WickCenter on the Daemen campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst.

Meanwhile, next Sunday, October 6, the Dipson chain begins its latest Opera in Cinema series with Rigoletto.

Anyone bored by the latest monsters at the Regal should take note