Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Dec 27, 2018
7:30pm

SCREWBALL COMEDY CLASSICS 2018
Post-Holiday Double Feature! Nicola Lubitsch In Person!
THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER / CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT
Introduction by Ernst Lubitsch’s daughter, Nicola Lubitsch.
35 mm!

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
1940, Warner Bros., 99 min, USA, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch

James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, coworkers in a quaint Budapest shop, clash in person but fall in love via anonymous letters in this charming classic set at Christmastime. Under Lubitsch’s expert direction, the film becomes both an intimate love story and a heartwarming ensemble comedy, as multiple subplots following the lovers’ colleagues, including cantankerous shop owner Frank Morgan and egotistical ladies' man Joseph Schildkraut, are deftly woven into the narrative. A deeply romantic masterpiece based on Miklos Laszlo’s play "Parfumerie" (which also inspired Nora Ephron’s YOU’VE GOT MAIL.)


CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT
1945, Warner Bros. , 101 min, Dir: Peter Godfrey

Barbara Stanwyck stars as a famous expert on marriage, cooking and homemaking who is asked by her publisher to host a national hero for Christmas dinner at her Connecticut home. It should be simple, but she must scramble to keep the secret that she's single, can't cook and doesn't own a home. With a lot of help, meticulous planning and split-second timing, the urban sophisticate may succeed … but the unforeseen happens when she falls in love with her guest in this classic romantic comedy.


Screening formats: 35mm (THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER), DCP (CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT)
Aero Theatre • Thu, Dec 27, 2018 • 7:30pm

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