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Great Decades at the Movies – 1960s

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1960s. 

The Canadian Bill of Rights was approved, giving people of the First Nations the right to vote in federal elections (August 10, 1960), the Trans-Canada Highway opened (July 30, 1962), Canada inaugurated its new red maple leaf on white with red side bars flag (February 15, 1965), Canadians began being issued social insurance cards (April 1964), CBC introduced colour broadcasting to Canadian television (October 1, 1966), Canada hosted Expo ’67 in Montreal–remains the most financially successful world exposition to date (April 27, 1967), Canada Post stopped Saturday delivery on February 1, 1969.

THE APARTMENT (1960) Dir. Billy Wilder; Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

WEST SIDE STORY (1961) Dirs. Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise; Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beamer

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) Dir. David Lean; Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

TOM JONES (1963) Dir. Tony Richardson; Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine

MY FAIR LADY (1964) Dir. George Cukor; Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) Dir. Robert Wise; Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (1966) Dir. Fred Zinnemann; Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) Dir. Norman Jewison; Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

OLIVER! (1968) Dir. Carol Reed; Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis

MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) Dir. John Schlesinger; Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles