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STRICTLY STURGES

Through Thursday, April 23

“THE MOST BRILLIANT AND BIZARRE BURSTS OF CREATION IN CINEMA HISTORY!”
– Andrew Sarris

“Arguably the funniest writer-director ever to come out of Tinseltown, Preston Sturges made textbook examples of screwball-comedy perfection. WE CAN’T THINK OF A FINER WAY TO STEP INTO SPRING THAN FILM FORUM’S DELIGHTFUL RETROSPECTIVE!”
– Time Out New York

As a child, he cavorted in toga and sandals with Isadora Duncan. Later, he invented kissproof lipstick and introduced the club sandwich to Germany. He was once the toast of Broadway and his elopement with an heiress made the Times front page. But writer/director PRESTON STURGES (1898-1959) will forever be remembered for a dizzying, golden run of early 40s comedies. With The Great McGinty, Sturges rose overnight from screenwriting serf to “prince of the blood” — his own definition of a director — and soon became one of the directing elite. But Sturges was the first director to write his own scripts without collaborators — his example inspired others, like Billy Wilder and John Huston, to follow in his footsteps. This series includes all of his Hollywood work as director and no-less-important films he wrote but didn’t direct.

SERIES PROGRAMMED BY BRUCE GOLDSTEIN

Films in this Series

Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11

SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
12:303:507:1010:20

CHRISTMAS IN JULY
2:205:409:00

Sunday, April 12 & Monday, April 13

EASY LIVING
SUN1:104:558:40
MON12:304:15

REMEMBER THE NIGHT
SUN3:006:45
MON2:206:0510:00*
*Monday’s 10:00 show is a single feature

Tuesday, April 14

THE GOOD FAIRY
12:304:057:40

NEVER SAY DIE
2:306:059:40

Wednesday, April 15

UNFAITHFULLY YOURS
12:304:158:00

THE BEAUTIFUL BLONDE FROM BASHFUL BEND
2:356:2010:10

Thursday, April 16

DIAMOND JIM
12:354:057:35

THE POWER AND THE GLORY
2:306:009:30

Friday, April 17 & Saturday, April 18

THE PALM BEACH STORY
12:304:158:00

THE LADY EVE
2:206:059:50

Sunday & Monday, April 19 & 20

THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK
SUN1:105:109:10
MON12:304:309:45*
*Monday’s 9:45 show is a single feature

HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
SUN3:107:10
MON2:30

Tuesday, April 21

MAD WEDNESDAY
12:303:507:1010:30

NEVER SAY DIE
2:105:308:50

Wednesday, April 22

THE GREAT MCGINTY
12:303:507:1010:30

THE GREAT MOMENT
2:105:308:50

Thursday, April 23

12:30

Thursday, April 23

2:00

Thursday, April 23

4:00

Thursday, April 23

 6:00

Thursday, April 23

7:50 ONLY

Thursday, April 23

9:50