We didn't do a good job of picking the days that the films will screen...in fact, we did a downright lousy job, getting none of the days correct.
BUT we did much better in selecting the films that would screen together. We picked five of the eight correctly in terms of pairings. (We didn't count the opening night double bill, as it had been previously announced.)
You can see those below, as they are highlighted in bold type.
GUESSTIMATED NC CHICAGO 2017 SCHEDULE*
*actual schedule shown in CAPITAL LETTERS
FRI 8/25 L.A. Confidential/The Silent Partner
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL/THE SILENT PARTNER
SAT 8/26 matinee: High Sierra/Quiet Please, Murder
KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL/DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD
SAT 8/26 evening: Odd Man Out/Cash on Demand
CLASSE TOUS RISQUES/EL AURA
SUN 8/27 mat: Classe Tous Risques/El Aura
HIGH SIERRA/PLUNDER ROAD
SUN 8/27 eve: The Asphalt Jungle/Kansas City Confidential
THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT/BLUE COLLAR
MON 8/28: Drive A Crooked Road/Plunder Road
ODD MAN/OUT/CASH ON DEMAND
TUE 8/29: Charley Varrick/The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS/THE BRINK'S JOB
WED 8/30: Six Bridges to Cross/The Brink’s Job
CHARLEY VARRICK/THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1-2-3
THU 8/31: Blue Collar/Thunderbolt & Lightfoot
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE/QUIET PLEASE MURDER
We were on the right track for Saturday night, seeing it as a non-US slot, but we guessed ODD MAN OUT, and they went with CLASSE TOUS RISQUES. It was also hard to choose between Eddie's regard for THE ASPHALT JUNGLE and BLUE COLLAR. If we'd guessed the other way we would have gotten off the schneid in terms of the screening dates.
Interestingly, the programming strategy here was to separate the 70s films from one another (with the exception of Tuesday's hybrid night built around The Brink's Robbery. This approach is 180 degrees from how the schedule was structured at NC 15 in January.