TPR Cinema Tuesdays

“I sincerely believe that to see good films, and to see important films, is one of  the most profoundly civilizing experiences that we can have as people.” -- Roger Ebert

 

 

Special screening: "Joyce's Choice," THE PHILADELPHIA STORY on Wednesday, November 29

 

With this furiously witty comedy of manners, Katharine Hepburn revitalized her career and cemented her status as the era’s most iconic leading lady—thanks in great part to her own shrewd orchestrations. While starring in the Philip Barry stage play The Philadelphia Story, Hepburn acquired the screen rights, handpicking her friend George Cukor to direct. The intoxicating screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart pits the formidable Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord (Hepburn, at her most luminous) against various romantic foils, chief among them her charismatic ex-husband (Cary Grant), who disrupts her imminent marriage by paying her family estate a visit, accompanied by a tabloid reporter on assignment to cover the wedding of the year (James Stewart, in his only Academy Award–winning performance). A fast-talking screwball comedy as well as a tale of regret and reconciliation, this convergence of golden-age talent is one of the greatest American films of all time.

The selection is "Joyce's Choice." TPR's President and CEO, Joyce Slocum, loves "The Philadelphia Story" for its "smart, sophisticated, sly humor," and also notes, "the wardrobes are fabulous!"

112 minutes, Not Rated.

Join us at the Santikos Bijou on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. for the film! Reservations: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3132134

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