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Our fair lady: Audrey Hepburn classics (‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Sabrina’) at the Stanford Theatre

Billy Wilder once said, “There could be no more perfect Cinderella than Audrey Hepburn.” This weekend, Stanford and the Bay Area get to ride around with Cinderella in two of her most beloved vehicles. The Stanford Theatre will screen 35 mm prints of William Wyler’s “Roman Holiday” (1953) and Billy Wilder’s “Sabrina” (1954), this Friday through Sunday, May 12-14. “Roman…

In ‘Mildred Pierce,’ Joan Crawford shone brightest

Hollywood legend Joan Crawford may have died in 1977, but she’s having a great April. On FX’s new series “Feud,” Jessica Lange stars as Crawford in a pitch-perfect recreation of her rivalry with Bette Davis (played by Susan Sarandon). Our critic Amir Abou-Jaoude recommends Crawford’s 1945 melodrama, “Mildred Pierce,” recently restored and re-released on Blu-Ray and DVD…

‘Canoa: A Shameful Memory’ is shamelessly enticing

Welcome to “Throwback Thursdays,” a new film feature at The Stanford Daily. Every Thursday (hopefully), the Arts & Life section will publish reviews highlighting older or more obscure works — sometimes both — that are currently not playing in traditional theaters. This week, critic Amir Abou-Jaoude recommends Felipe Cazals’ “Canoa: A Shameful Memory” (1976) for its…

Cat people and leopard men: Val Lewton at the Stanford Theatre

Zombies and ghost ships and cats — oh my. For the month of April, the Stanford Theatre will screen the films of legendary horror producer Val Lewton. All nine of Lewton’s horror films will be screened in gorgeous 35mm film: “Cat People,” “I Walked with a Zombie,” “The Leopard Man,” “The Seventh Victim, “The Ghost Ship,” “The Curse of the…