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Get Ready to Laugh: Comedy Film Discussion Series

Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Join another film discussion series led by Bob Kagan, Communication Professor at CCSU and University of Hartford! Please watch the films ahead of time, by borrowing/downloading them from the library, or streaming them on your favorite service. Register once for the entire series; a Zoom link will be sent out before each discussion.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 7:00 pm

The Ladykillers, 2004, Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, December 2 @ 7:00 pm

 The Coen brothers are masters of the dark comedy. In this underappreciated film, Tom Hanks stars as a charming southern professor who puts together a crew of eccentrics to rob a casino. Obstacles arise as his landlady, in a wonderful performance by Irma P. Hall, gets in the way.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFbqAM8SUDM

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 7:00 pm

The Birdcage, 1996, Directed by Mike Nichols, December 9 @ 7:00 pm

 Armand Goldman stars as a gay cabaret owner, who with his drag queen companion, have to put up a false front for his future in laws. With Robin Williams, Gene Hackman and Nathan Lane and a script by Elaine May, how can you go wrong? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83kTQ6chG4o, 1987,  

 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 7:00 pm

The Producers, 1967, Directed by Mel Brooks, December 16 @ 7:00 pm

 Producing a Broadway play is never easy but Max Bialystock hits on a new method, bilking old ladies to finance a guaranteed flop titled Springtime for Hitler. Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder are at their best in this zany comedy.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z51xeox0Jlg

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2020, 7:00 pm

My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002, Directed by Joel Zwick, December 23 @ 7:00 pm

 Written and starring Nia Vardalos, this crowd pleaser uses comedy to explore cultural identity as Greek American Toula tries to get her family to accept her non Greek boyfriend. Everyone will identify with this story of love and family. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2mecmDFE-Q

 

SERIES SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE AVON LIBRARY

 

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Date:
Tuesday, December 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

AFPL Adult Programs
Phone:
860-673-9712 ext 4
Email:
avonref@avonctlibrary.info
Website:
https://avonctlibrary.info/for-adults/

Venue

Online (Zoom)
281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001
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Phone:
860-673-9712
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