Friday, February 24, 2012

Ladies' Night Out - "The Philadelphia Story", Wed. 2/29

On Wednesday, Feb. 29, we'll wrap up our Academy Awards Festival with a showing of A Philadelphia Story for Ladies' Night Out. We'll have snacks out around 5:15 pm and we'll start the movie at 5:30 pm. We'd love to have you join us for this classic romantic comedy.

Re-creating the role she originated in Philip Barry's wickedly witty Broadway play, Katharine Hepburn stars as the spoiled and snobby socialite Tracy Lord in this sparkling 1940 screen adaptation of The Philadelphia Story, one of the great romantic comedies from the golden age of MGM studios. Applying her impossibly high ideals to everyone but herself, Tracy is about to marry a stuffy executive when her congenial ex-husband (Cary Grant), arrives to protect his former father-in-law from a potentially scandalous tabloid exposé. In an Oscar-winning role, James Stewart is the scandal reporter who falls for Tracy as her wedding day arrives, throwing her into a dizzying state of premarital jitters. Who will join Tracy at the altar? Snappy dialogue flows like sparkling wine under the sophisticated direction of George Cukor in this film that turned the tide of Hepburn's career from "box-office poison" to glamorous Hollywood star. --Jeff Shannon

Admission is FREE. Popcorn, water and snacks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. Feel free to bring additional snacks for everyone to enjoy!~Wendy


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