Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Films in TIFF in the Park: Screwball Comedies
Trouble in Paradise
A gentleman thief (Herbert Marshall) romances a rich Parisian widow (Kay Francis) — to the distress of his smitten partner in crime (Miriam Hopkins) — in this sparkling romantic comedy from the great Ernst Lubitsch.
Wednesday June 27 9:15 PM
My Man Godfrey
Gregory La Cava
As a lark, a carefree socialite (Carole Lombard) hires a loquacious bum (William Powell) to be her butler, but finds that he's far more than his shabby attire would lead one to believe.
Wednesday July 4 9:15 PM
The Palm Beach Story
Copious wackiness ensues when a devoted young wife (Claudette Colbert) determines to head to Palm Beach for a quickie divorce from her impoverished husband and an almost as quick marriage to a rich man, for the most natural of reasons: so that she can funnel her newfound wealth back to her soon-to-be ex.
Wednesday July 11 9:15 PM
Nicolas Cage gives one of his signature performances as the affable, loquacious, philosophical ex-con Herbert I. "Hi" McDunnough, who gets embroiled in a wild baby-kidnapping plot along with his ex-cop wife (Holly Hunter) in Joel and Ethan Coen’s cracked comedy.
Wednesday July 18 9:15 PM
His Girl Friday
A conniving newspaper editor (Cary Grant) will do anything to get his ex-wife and star reporter (Rosalind Russell) back on the job in Howard Hawks' frantically funny farce.
Wednesday July 25 9:15 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
In this rare straight comedy outing from Alfred Hitchcock, a happily married couple (Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard) discover that their marriage certificate was invalid — but when they are obliged to head to the altar again, they suddenly have doubts as to whether they should ever have been together at all.
Wednesday August 1 9:00 PM
The Philadelphia Story
On the eve of her wedding, a haughty socialite (Katharine Hepburn) has her carefully laid plans thrown off track by the arrival of her ex-husband (Cary Grant) and a smitten reporter (James Stewart) in this sophisticated, Academy Award®–winning comedy classic.
Wednesday August 8 9:00 PM
What's Up, Doc?
Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal mug their way through some supremely silly situations in Peter Bogdanovich's 1970s salute to the classic screwball comedies of yesteryear.
Wednesday August 15 9:00 PM
The Lady Eve
When a beautiful con artist (Barbara Stanwyck) falls for, and is spurned by, her latest target (Henry Fonda), she concocts a brilliantly simple scheme to get her own back.
Wednesday August 22 8:30 PM
It Happened One Night
An out-of-work newspaper reporter (Clark Gable) hitches himself to an heiress on the run (Claudette Colbert) to grab an exclusive story in Frank Capra's beloved, multiple Academy Award®–winning classic.
Wednesday August 29 8:30 PM