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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

January 2020

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Films on Friday: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

A romantic comedy with a kind of ironic overlay, this film stars Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, and Rudy Vallee. They are supported by the Preston Sturges “stock company” of zany character actors, who do their best to be disruptive—and often succeed. The screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are free.

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January 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

February 2020

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Films on Friday: The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

Directed by Preston Sturges, this screwball comedy stars Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton. The story tells of a small-town girl who, after attending an all-night sendoff party for the troops, wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband’s identity. This riotously funny film was nominated for a 1945 Academy Award for best original screenplay. The…

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February 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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