U.S., 1938, 102 min, DCP, Dir. Howard Hawks, Not Rated, Lobster Films

Bringing up Baby

Sunday, July 2

“Thanks to the efforts of both Hepburn and Grant, Bringing Up Baby is one of the best screwball comedies of all time.” —Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies

“One of the finest screwball comedies ever.” —Geoff Andrew, Time Out

David Huxley's carefully planned life is turned upside down when he meets Susan Vance, a free-spirited and impulsive woman who introduces him to her pet leopard, Baby. Susan convinces David to help her transport Baby to her aunt's estate, where they encounter a series of misadventures, including a missing dinosaur bone, a jailbreak, and mistaken identity.

As David tries to keep up with Susan and her unpredictable antics, he slowly realizes that he is falling in love with her. However, things only get more complicated when Susan mistakes him for a zoologist and tries to get his help in capturing a wild leopard.

A timeless classic that has inspired countless romantic comedies and has been praised for its clever writing, perfect casting, and dynamic pacing. It is widely regarded as one of the best comedies of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Join us this summer for The Absurdity of Life: A Screwball Comedy Series, a delightful selection of timeless movie classics, guaranteed to transport you to a bygone era filled with charm, romance, and laughter. Stay after each screening and join fellow audience members for an informal chat to discuss the movies.

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