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Grafton Nunes Presents


United States | 1939 | Mitchell Leisen

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Before they penned Sunset Boulevard and The Lost Weekend, Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett co-wrote this superb, sophisticated (but often overlooked) screwball comedy. Claudette Colbert plays a penniless American chorus girl, stranded in pre-WWII Paris, who gets involved with both a poor Hungarian cab driver (Don Ameche) and a wealthy socialite (John Barrymore) who’s trying to win back his wife (Mary Astor). The movie will be introduced and discussed by film scholar Grafton Nunes, former President + CEO of the Cleveland Institute of Art. “Rapturous fun…One of the authentic delights of the 30s.” –Pauline Kael. DCP. 94 min.

Special admission $13; members, CIA/CSU I.D. holders, age 25 & under $10; no passes.

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Friday 6/7
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $12
Member: $9 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $9 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $9 (or the member price for that film)
Note: Certain films cost more. Exceptions are noted.

No refunds unless screening is canceled.