Monday, June 23, 2008

Isn't It Romantic?

The Ethics and Public Policy Center in DC is hosting a summer film series every Tuesday evening. Since when did the EPPC get so mushy!? Jk. I think it's great.

Start: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 5:30 PM

Follow the evolution of the movie romance from Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in It Happened One Night to Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the booka Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host a summer movie series with commentary by Leon Kass (of the American Enterprise Institute and the University of Chicago) and Amy Kass (of the Hudson Institute and the University of Chicago).

The series will take place on successive Tuesday evenings between June 17, 2008 and August 5, 2008 from 5:30 to 9:00.

E-mail your name and phone number, along with a list of the dates you would like to attend, to or call 202-682-1200. Please note: Attendance is limited. Preference will be given to those who plan to attend all eight weeks.


  • June 17: It Happened One Night (1934)
    Directed by Frank Capra, starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable.
    [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio | text ]
  • June 24: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart.
  • July 1: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    Directed by George Cukor, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
  • July 8: Brief Encounter (1945)
    Directed by David Lean, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard.
  • July 15: An Affair to Remember (1957)
    Directed by Leo McCarey, starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant.
  • July 22: The Apartment (1960)
    Directed by Billy Wilder, starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon.
  • July 29: Annie Hall (1977)
    Directed by Woody Allen, starring Diane Keaton and Woody Allen.
  • August 5: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    Directed by Rob Reiner, starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.

1 comment:

WondrousPilgrim said...

what a fantastic idea, and what a neat selection. i wish i could go to all of these. alas.