Released by Warner Brothers and directed by Irving Rapper with a screenplay co-written by Howard Koch (Casablanca) & Elliot Paul, this fictionalized biography of George Gershwin captures the spirit of the great composer’s passion and features much of his varied music including the titled composition. Robert Alda (father of Alan in his film debut) plays Gershwin. Herbert Rudley plays his brother Ira. Joan Leslie and Alexis Smith play women in his life Charles Coburn plays the music publisher who discovered him while Albert Bassermann plays the music teacher he most respected. Oscar Levant plays himself a friend of the Gershwins whose parents are played by Morris Carnovsky and Rosemary DeCamp. Julie Bishop plays Ira’s wife. Conductor Paul Whiteman, singer Al Jolson, producer George White, pianist Hazel Scott, and singer Anne Brown play themselves. The film was actually shot in 1943 and sat on the shelf until 1945 due to the backlog of war & escapist films being released at that time. It received Oscar nominations for its Score and Sound Recording.

Standard Academy Ratio 1.33:1                                       Monaural Sound                                                      135 Minutes

Upcoming Friday Night Screenings at CineMartinez for 2020:
Due to the COVID 19 physical distancing recommendations we are resuming our Friday night showings on May 29th with  outdoor screenings weather permitting.  Limited to 10 in attendance inclusive of the group member who requested  the film. Compulsive hand washing, wearing masks, and keeping a 6 foot distance from others  will be enforced. We will notify the 10 guests selected via e-mail. All screenings will remain outdoors, weather permitting, until further notice, when we can resume our regular  showings in the theater. 

Stay safe, and hope to see you all soon at the movies.

Please note that this schedule is an attempt to accommodate requested favorites, but is by no means cast in stone and may, at my discretion, undergo changes to programming.​​​ Some of the movies have been changed for outdoor 16mm projection to promote physical distancing and open air.​​ 

July 3-                Rhapsody in Blue (75th Anniversary)

July 10-              Red River (1948)   

July 17-              The Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

July 24-              Kives Out (2019)

​July 31st-          The Stuntman (40th Anniversary)

​August 7-         1917 (2019)

August 14-       Summer Stock (70th Anniversary)

August 21-        Ford v Ferrari (2019)

August 28-        The Letter (80th Anniversary)

September 4-   The Runner Stumbles (1979)

September 11- The Walk  3D (2016) In memory of the WTC.

September 18-  The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)

September 25-  Conspiracy of Hearts (60th Anniversary)

October 2-         Can-Can (60th Anniversary)The Way (2012)

​October 9-         Wuthering Heights (1939) (if TCM Cruise is cancelled)

October 16-       Strange Cargo (80th Anniversary) 

October 23-       Private Benjamin (40th Anniversary)

October 30-       The Haunted Mansion (2003) Halloween Movie

November 6-     Witness (35th Anniversary)

November 13-   There's a Girl in My Soup (50th Anniversary)

November 20-   White Nights (35th Anniversary)

November 27-   The Way (2012)

December 4-     Guys and Dolls (65th Anniversary)

​December 11 -  Darling Lili (50th Anniversary)

December 18-   Paint Your Wagon (1969)

December 25-   Song of Norway (50th Anniversary)

                                                              Happy New Year 2021

January 1-       Little Women (2019)

January 8-       The Edge of Darkness (1943)

January 15-     Shining Through (1992)

January 22-     Gable and Lombard (1976)

January 29-     Maleficent, Mistress of Evil  3D (2019)

February 5-     Cats (2019)

February 12-  An Affair to Remember (Valentine's Movie)

February 19-  The Good Liar (2019)

February 26-  The Prince of Tides (30th Anniversary)

March  5th-    JoJo Rabbit (2019)

March 12th-  Joker  (2019)







                                                          WELCOME TO CINEMARTINEZ​​

                                  PRIVATE SHOWING (see below)

                                   Friday July 3rd, 2020 at 8:00PM​

                                           75 Anniversary Screening