Film Club Screening of "Christmas in Connecticut" with discussion
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come at 5:30pm for an all-ages art activity sponsored by the Greater South Loop Association! There will also be prizes and giveaways. This is the film club not to miss!
About the film Christmas in Connecticut (1945) A big hit when first released, this holiday classic is sometimes overlooked in the lists of great Christmas movies. Made when Barbara Stanwyck was at her peak, the story is clever and genuinely funny. Stanwyck is Elizabeth Lane, a writer for Smart Housekeeping magazine, who delights her readers with recipes and homemaking hints. Her character is a sort of 1940s version of Martha Stewart, except, unlike Martha, she has no domestic skills whatsoever. When compelled by her magazine publisher to entertain a war hero, Stanwyck goes into high gear to present herself as the perfect domestic goddess the reading public and her publisher think she is. Stanwyck, often cast in heavy melodramas was a great comic actress. This holiday charmer fits right in with our screwball comedy series.
Parking and Directions: Limited parking passes will be available at the door. If you want guaranteed parking in the lot at 16th and Dearborn, you must purchase your ticket and parking pass 7 days in advance above. The parking pass will be available at the door. Just pull up in the flasher zone out front, run in to get your pass, and then go park.
Otherwise, there's a good amount of street parking available around the Daystar Center. The Red/Orange/Green Lines, #29, #62 and other buses are close. There's valet parking available at Tapas Valencia at 1530 S. State Street.