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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Wheeling Film Society Conversation - "Bringing Up Baby"

September 18, 2018


Event starts at 12:00 PM.

Friday, Sept. 14 - Towngate at 7:30
Free Screening: Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938) - 102 mins.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 – Library at Noon
Conversation: Bringing Up Baby


During the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema (1930-1960), “Rom-Coms” were not yet a thing. What Hollywood had perfected was a formula known as the “Screwball Comedy,” and there were no more delightful practitioners of the art than Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Howard Hawks. In 1938, all three found themselves on the same RKO set to make the delirious Bringing Up Baby, in which daft socialite Hepburn (the screwball) saves Grant, a professor of dinosaur bones, from a dull marriage to his assistant. Along the way a crucial dinosaur bone is lost and found, and our heroes find true love with the help of a tiny dog and a VERY large cat. This is the 80 th anniversary of some truly inspired Hollywood lunacy – be sure to rehearse your leopard mating call!


About the Wheeling Film Society: 

All programs – screenings and conversations – are free of admission charge. John Whitehead, professor of Film Studies at Wheeling Jesuit University serves as host to both screenings and conversations. Attend as many or as few programs as your schedule allows. All are welcome, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parental Guidance is recommended for all screenings and conversations.

All Friday night screenings will be preceded by catered buffet cuisine as part of the popular “Dinner and a Movie” series; call Towngate to reserve.



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