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Screwball Summer Starring Cary Grant

In this month long tribute to the movies that film scholar Andrew Sarris called, "sex comedies without sex," we will screen some of the biggest screwball hits of the era — enduring escapist fair that is perfect to see with an uproarious crowd laughing uncontrollably. In celebration of member month at FilmScene, we've reinstated 1930s pricing for this series. All films are just 25 cents for new and existing FilmScene members!

Upcoming Screenings

THE AWFUL TRUTH

1937 / USA / Leo McCarey

Thu, Aug 116:30pm

A married couple (Cary Grant and Irene Dunne) file an amicable divorce, but find it harder to let go of each other than they initially thought.

HIS GIRL FRIDAY

1940 / USA / Howard Hawks

Sat, Aug 137:00pmTue, Aug 167:00pm

A newspaper editor (Cary Grant) uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife (Rosalind Russell) from remarrying.

HOLIDAY

1938 / USA / George Cukor

Sat, Aug 207:00pmSun, Aug 214:00pmThu, Aug 257:00pm

A young man (Cary Grant) in love with a girl (Doris Nolan) from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée’s eccentric sister (Katherine Hepburn).

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

1940 / USA / George Cukor

Sat, Aug 273:30pmMon, Aug 297:00pm

When a rich woman’s ex-husband (Cary Grant) and a tabloid-type reporter (James Stewart) turn up just before her (Katherine Hepburn) planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

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