Dir. Howard Hawks (1938); USA, 102m // 35mm
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Rugglesr
FRIDAY, January 12th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, January 13TH AT 7:00pm & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, January 14th AT 3:00pm
Considered to be the one of the funniest screwball comedies to date, Bringing Up Baby doesn’t pull any punches. Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant co-star in the second of four films they made together in the Classic Hollywood era and remain one of the screen’s most underappreciated duos. Cary Grant is David Huxley, a stuffy paleontologist trying to impress Elizabeth Random, a rich society woman wanting to donate to his museum. One day, unbeknownst to David, he meets Mrs. Random’s niece, Susan Vance (Hepburn). Susan is a scatterbrained heiress and upon receiving a leopard named Baby from her brother, asks David to help her raise Baby, mistaking him for a zoologist. Once in Mrs. Random’s Connecticut home, chaos ensues as we follow the pair on a hilarious adventure. Hepburn was trained on comedic timing by the director Howard Hawks and fellow cast member Walter Catlett, both old-time vaudevillians, enhancing her spectacular performance. A perfect film for those young and old who just need to have a laugh or two. Come see one of the best films from the Classic Hollywood era on 35mm!