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August 2019

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Films on Friday: Summer Heat (1987)

Based on the novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, by Augusta author Louise Shivers, this film stars Lori Singer, perhaps best known as the female lead in Footloose, and Anthony Edwards, a veteran of many films who is probably best known for the eight seasons he spent on television’s ER. The story concerns a young mother who lives on a…

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August 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

September 2019

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Films on Friday: The Great McGinty (1940)

Preston Sturges’s first film as screenwriter and director, it stars Brian Donlevy and Akim Tamiroff in a story of political corruption so extreme that it’s charming. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE.

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September 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

October 2019

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Films on Friday: Christmas in July (1940)

Starring Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, and William Demarest, this Preston Sturges film is a story of boy meets girl; boy wins a lot of money; boy loses the money, keeps the girl, and gets the money back. You know, the usual. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE.

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October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

November 2019

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Films on Friday: The Lady Eve  (1941)

Starring Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, and Charles Coburn (Savannah’s gift to American film), this hilarious film features the most protracted, painfully funny seduction in American film history. It would be worth seeing for that scene alone. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE.

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November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

December 2019

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Films on Friday: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

A satire about Hollywood’s top director of comedies, played by Joel McCrea, who longs to make a socially relevant drama. Eventually, he learns that creating laughter is quite possibly his greatest contribution to the well-being of society. The screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are free.

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December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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