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CLASSIC COMEDY FILM SERIES

Categorized as: Movies & Film
Event tags: movies, Palm Springs, Comedy

Description:

Palm Springs, CA (August 1, 2012) – The Palm Springs International Film Society in partnership with the Palm Springs Art Museum present the Classic Comedy Film Series. The screenings will take place at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, on five consecutive Thursdays starting August 9th. All screenings begin at 6:00 pm. Admission is free.

Thursday, August 9th

DUCK SOUP

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, and Zeppo Marx

The small state of Freedonia is broke and must borrow a lot of money from wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), who insists that the government be placed in the hands of Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx). With designs on Freedonia, neighboring state Sylvania sends spies Pinky (Harpo Marx) and Chicolini (Chico Marx).

Thursday, August 16th

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) marries the lovely Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane) and takes her to meet his two amiable aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair). Mortimer discovers that his sweet, kindly aunts have a peculiar avocation: "helping" lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar.

Thursday, August 23rd

THE LADYKILLERS

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom

Five oddball criminals planning a bank heist rent rooms in a London flat from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Thursday, August 30th

DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden

Suspecting that the Soviets are plotting to taint our water supply and deplete our "precious bodily fluids," General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) dispatches a bomber wing to attack the USSR. The US president convenes his advisors in the War Room where the Soviet Ambassador tells him that if the USSR is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Device," which will destroy the US. Can the world be saved?

Thursday, September 6th

ANNIE HALL

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts

Opposites attract (…and do battle with live lobsters) when neurotic New Yorker Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) meets neurotic Midwesterner Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).

For more information go to - http://www.psfilmfest.org/society/events/detail.aspx?FID=55

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Contact:

David Lee

Marketing & Publicity Manager

Palm Springs International Film Society

1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3

Palm Springs, CA 92262

760-322-2930 ext. 247

david@psfilmfest.org

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