Talking Film with Dr. Mark Schenker: My Man Godfrey

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Program Description


Dr. Mark Schenker returns Fall 2023 for another fascinating and informative conversation on American film history.

Talking About Film focuses on screwball comedies. "Emerging in the 1930s, screwball comedies were a wild new strain of fast-talking farces involving battles of the sexes and a world forever on the brink of chaos" (BFI).

Thursdays at 2:00 pm

September 14:  It Happened One Night (1934) directed by Frank Capra
September 28: My Man Godfrey ((1936) directed by Gregory La Cava
October 12:     Ninotchka (1939) directed by Ernst Lubitsch          
October 26:    Ball Of Fire (1941) directed by Howard Hawks


How to Watch:
All films are available on DVD from the library.
Streaming options:
It Happened One Night: rent on Amazon Prime
My Man Godfrey: free on Pluto TV, Tubi, Freevee, and for rent on Amazon Prime and Apple TV
Ninotchka: rent on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, DirectTV, and Apple TV
Ball of Fire: free on Kanopy, Pluto TV, and Plex, and for rent on Amazon Prime, DirectTV, and Apple TV