GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
Monday, January 27
(1967, Stanley Kramer) “‘I've got nothing at all against Negroes, but would you want your sister (daughter) to marry one?’ This certainly is the issue that swiftly and startlingly confronts Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn when their daughter, Katharine Houghton, breezes home from a short vacation in Hawaii with beaming Sidney Poitier in tow, and bluntly announces with firm finality that they are going to be wed. And it continues to appear to be the issue as the parents of Mr. Poitier arrive unexpectedly for dinner and the two families sit down face to face to consider this unsettling aberration, a la the families in ‘Abie's Irish Rose.’” – Bosley Crowther, The New York Times. Also starring Beah Richards (Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and Isabel Sanford. DCP. Approx 108 min.