THU MARCH 31, 2022 7:30 PM


$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre |A KETTLE OF HAWKS: 12 Films from Howard Hawks’ Series

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BALL OF FIRE, 1941, Park Circus, 111 min, USA, Dir: Howard Hawks.

Barbara Stanwyck is saucy Sugarpuss O’Shea, a wisecracking nightclub singer on the run from mob kingpins. Gary Cooper is good-egg Professor Bertram Potts. Two worlds collide as Sugarpuss hides out with Potts and his crew of lexicographers in Hawks’ wonderfully romantic comedy, which garnered four Oscar nominations, including Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

FORMAT: 35mm


TWENTIETH CENTURY, 1934, Sony Repertory, 91 min, USA, Dir: Howard Hawks.

The granddaddy of all screwballs, as egomaniacal Broadway producer John Barrymore makes a star of shopgirl Carole Lombard (as this picture did in real life), then goes berserk trying to win her back after she leaves him. Totally uncompromising in every respect, this is a flat-out masterpiece. Hecht and MacArthur’s blistering script is marvelously made flesh by the two stars, as well as Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Charles Lane, Edgar Kennedy and Etienne Girardot.