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Film Series: Duck Soup

1933. USA. Dir: Leo McCarey. With the Marx Brothers. 68 min. 35mm print.

 

Groucho, Harpo, and company are up to their usual shenanigans, this time entangled in a farcical political battle for control of the bankrupt country of Freedonia. Widely regarded as the comedy troupe’s finest movie, Duck Soup is perhaps most memorable for its  iconic “mirror” bit, which inspired countless awkward talent show imitations to come.

Tonight / 8 p.m./ Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Make Way For Tomorrow

1937. USA. Dir: Leo McCarey. With Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi. 92 min.

 

An elderly couple lose their home, only to face separation and struggle when none of their five children will take in both parents at the same time. Perceptive, calm, and pure, this tale of humor and heartbreak served as inspiration for Ozu’s Tokyo Story. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to call your grandma.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free