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We have reopened! All seating is now reserved. Advance tickets recommended; concessions return Friday, June 11.


June 16 show features panel discussion w New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot; Politico labor editor Timothy Noah, WSJ reporter Thomas Burton, & Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri, moderated by Washington Monthly's Eric Cortellessa

Perhaps Howard Hawks' most inspired bit of cinematic alchemy was to remake Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play "The Front Page" (already a successful film in 1931) with reporter Hildy Johnson recast from male to female, her love-hate relationship with hard-driving editor Walter Burns now complicated by the fact that they were formerly married. Add Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant in career-defining roles, an ensemble of crackerjack character actors in the newsroom and Ralph Bellamy in the Ralph Bellamy role, and you have one of Hollywood's greatest screwball comedies, a dazzling showcase for Hawks' great themes of professional camaraderie and amour fou. DIR/PROD Howard Hawks; SCR Charles Lederer, from the play "The Front Page" by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. U.S., 1940, b&w, 92 min. NOT RATED

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Howard Hawks
92 Minutes
Romantic comedy


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