Stanford Theatre celebrates Jimmy Stewart

Annual film festival showcases 21 films starring the versatile Hollywood actor

James "Jimmy" Stewart stars as lawyer Paul Biegler in the 1959 thriller "Anatomy of a Murder." Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

In the mood for a Western? Thriller? Comedy? Drama? Take your pick at Stanford Theatre's James Stewart film festival, which runs from Friday, May 24, through Sunday, June 30. The annual festival will showcase 21 of the versatile Hollywood actor's films over the next five weeks, kicking off with his Academy Award-winning role in the 1959 thriller "Anatomy of a Murder" this Friday. Stewart, who starred in at least 56 films during his 62-year career, has local ties to the Midpeninsula. After being drafted into the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, he was stationed at Moffett Field. Movies will be shown Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/youth and are available at the box office on the day of the show. The Stanford Theatre is located at 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. For a complete schedule, go to Stanford Theatre or call 650-917-7268.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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