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Get Ready to Laugh: Comedy Film Discussion Series
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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
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
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
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
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.
SERIES SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE AVON LIBRARY