Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Dec 26, 2019
7:30pm

SCREWBALL COMEDY 2019
Jean Arthur Double Feature!
MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN / EASY LIVING
MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
1936, Sony Repertory, 115 min, USA, Dir: Frank Capra

When rural poet Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper at his most engaging) inherits a fortune, he moves to the big city and uses his newfound wealth to benefit his fellow man - much to the chagrin of various corporate and political interests. Jean Arthur is the jaded, cynical reporter whose idealism (and sense of romance) is reawakened by Deeds. Capra combines an awareness of man’s capacity for corruption with an optimistic belief in the possibility of positive change, making this a political comedy that’s angry and inspiring in equal measures.


35 mm!

EASY LIVING
1937, Universal, 88 min, USA, Dir: Mitchell Leisen

Preston Sturges wrote this Depression-era Cinderella story, in which working girl Jean Arthur's fortunes change after she lucks into possession of a rich woman's coat. As those around her assume that what she wears is an indicator of who she is, Arthur climbs the social ladder and eventually falls in love with Ray Milland - the son of the coat's real owner. Sturges' wit is on full display here, given added elegance by Leisen's beautiful direction.


Screening formats: DCP (MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN), 35mm (EASY LIVING)
Aero Theatre • Thu, Dec 26, 2019 • 7:30pm

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