Presented by FLICC
1959; 2 h 1 m; Not rated
After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.
Join us after each screening for a talkback with film educator (and CCAC Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator) Gwen Asbury to learn more about the romantic comedy genre and this classic film’s fascinating history! Asbury has a B.A. in Film Studies & Production from Hofstra University and a Masters in Film & Media Studies from the University of Kansas, where they also taught.
The 1pm screening will be captioned