1939: A Year in Film to Remember
March 27, April 3 & 10, 2019 @ 7PM
1939 is considered by many historians and cineastes as the greatest year in the history of Hollywood filmmaking. In this three-part series, author, professor and film historian Fr. Robert Lauder will explore a trio of classic movies from that year, discussing the productions, personalities and moral themes involved, accompanied by clips from the films.
The movies are:
March 26 – Love Affair starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, directed by Leo McCarey
April 2 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains, directed by Frank Capra
April 9 – Ninotchka starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas, directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Attendees are expected to view films on their own prior to each session.