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Films on Friday: The Great Moment (1944)
April 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Directed by Preston Sturges, this biographical film is based on the book Triumph over Pain, by René Fülöp-Miller, and tells the story of Dr. William Thomas Green Morton, a nineteenth-century Boston dentist who discovered the use of ether for general anesthesia. Filmed in 1942 but not released until two years later, it marked the end of a remarkable string of critical and commercial successes for Sturges. The screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are free.