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Favorite Films of the ’30s and ’40s

Tuesday, February 6 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm


Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the event, a confirmation email will be sent to registered attendees with details to join via Zoom.

If Ninotchka or Captain Blood or Random Harvest are among your favorite films, you’ll be right at home! In addition to discussing the films, we will also talk about the scores and the wonderful composers of the era.

This month the group will be watching Sullivan’s Travels starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake (1941) written and directed by Preston Sturges. An idealistic and successful comedy movie director, John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) longing to make a socially relevant drama, sets out to live as a tramp to gain life experience.  A “tragi-comic masterpiece,” and a satire on the film industry, writer James Agee called it “A brilliant fantasy in two keys.”  Available to rent for $3.79 on Amazon Prime and for $3.99 0n Google Play, Vudu, YouTube and Apple TV.  

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Tuesday, February 6
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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