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Virginian-Pilot film critic Mal Vincent returns to the Naro as a refuge from the several hundred reviews of current movies he has written since last year. "Mal's Favorite Women, Part II" celebrates some of the finest (and infamous) performances of Hollywood's Golden Age in what amounts to a last chance to see them on the big screen with an audience of fellow movie fans. None of these films are likely to be shown in area theaters again. Vincent's Jennifer Jones Film Festival last year turned out to be a surprise box-office seller and a successor to his festival celebrating the collaborations of Ernest Hemingway with the legendary Ava Gardner. Now, he has chosen seven of his favorite screen performances to showcase films starring Gene Tierney, Audrey Hepburn, Simone Signoret, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and, by popular request, an encore by Jennifer Jones. In his pursuit of interviews for the readers of the Virginian-Pilot, Vincent has met many of these stars and will be on hand to introduce the films as well as share some personal experiences. For example, he interviewed Bette Davis on the same day he attended Joan Crawford's funeral. Stories that weren't printed in the Virginian-Pilot will now surface-unedited. And the audience is invited to participate.

Each film will have an evening show at 7:15 with a matinee showing the following day. The Opening Night film (The Heiress) will be on Tuesday, July 10 with a matinee on Wednesday, July 11. All other films will screen on Monday nights followed by Tuesday afternoon matinees (Mal will only be present at the Monday night presentations). Tickets go on sale one-half hour before each show; to avoid waiting in any potential line to buy a ticket, we suggest purchasing a Naro Discount Ticket Book (available at the box office or concession stand, Naro Video, or Birdland Music), which will allow you to walk right in-plus they're good for any movie anytime in the future!

TUES, JULY 10 and WED afternoon, JULY 11 -- THE HEIRESS (Olivia de Havilland)

MON, JULY 16 and TUES afternoon, JULY 17 -- LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (Gene Tierney)

MON, JULY 23 and TUES afternoon, JULY 24 -- LAURA (Gene Tierney)

MON, JULY 30 and TUES afternoon, JULY 31 -- WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (Bette Davis with Joan Crawford)

MON, AUG 6 and TUES afternoon, AUG 7 -- ROOM AT THE TOP (Simone Signoret)

MON, AUG 13 and TUES afternoon, AUG 14 -- THE NUN'S STORY (Audrey Hepburn)

MON, AUG 20 and TUES afternoon, AUG 21 -- PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (Jennifer Jones)

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