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Sex, Singing, and Screwballs: Spring Films at Jefferson Market


March 31, 2014

                                           Films are shown in the first floor auditorium, Mondays at 6:00pm.


March 3: The Owl and the Pussycat  (1970; 95 mins.) Dir: Herbert Ross. Can a bickering odd couple in Manhattan become friends and maybe more? Starring Barbra Streisand and George Segal.

March 10: What's Up, Doc?  (1972; 94 mins.) Dir: Peter Bogdanovich. The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. Starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal.

March 17: The Awful Truth  (1937; 91 mins.) Dir: Leo McCarey. Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. Starring Irene Dunn and Cary Grant.

March 24: I'm No Angel  (1933; 87 mins.) Dir: Wesley Ruggles. Tira shimmies and sings in the sideshow of Big Bill Barton's Wonder Show, while her current boyfriend, pickpocket "Slick", relieves her distracted audience of their valuables. Starring Mae West and Cary Grant.


March 31: Witness for the Prosecution  (1957; 116 mins.) Dir: Billy Wilder. Agatha Christie tale of a man on trial for murder: a trial featuring surprise after surprise. Starring Marlene Dietrich and Tyrone Power.

April 7: The Clock  (1945; 90 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minnelli. A soldier on a two-day pass meets an office worker who agrees to show him New York City. They spend the day together and find themselves falling in love. Starring Judy Garland and Robert Walker.

April 14: Her Highness and the Bellboy  (1945; 112 mins.) Dir: Richard Thorpe. After checking into the elegant Eaton Hotel, a princess is mistaken for a new maid by bellboy Jimmy Dobson who offers to accompany her on an afternoon stroll through Central Park. Starring Hedy Lamarr and Robert Wlaker.

Apri1 21: Easter Parade  (1948; 107 mins.)  Dir: Charles Walters. A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous, and to prove he can make any partner a star. Starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.


April 28: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers  (1954; 102 mins.)  Dir: Stanley Donen. In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. Starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel.

May 5: Love's Labours Lost  (2000; 93 mins.) Dir: Kenneth Branagh. An update of the classic Shakespeare story, shot like a classic 1930s musical! Starring Alicia Silverstone.  The screening will be kicked off with a Curtain Riser song ("Winter") composed by Donna Kendall Stearns, set to Shakespeare text, and sung by Ray Fritz.




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