Family Film Series
Join us for a classic film series focusing on work by the
husband-and-wife collaborative teams of the world renowned Kanin family—Garson
Kanin and Ruth Gordon, and Fay and Michael Kanin—who began their professional
careers in the late 1930s, and worked continuously in Hollywood and on Broadway
for the next 50 years. The Kanin films and their themes are as relevant today
as they were when they were released. SMC Film Studies professor Josh Kanin
will introduce each film in the series, and will join SMC Political Science
professor Alan Buckley for an audience discussion following each screening.
Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates).
Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin wrote this exquisite comedy
that takes a look at marriage and the legal system. Year
released: 1949. Director: George Cukor. Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine
Hepburn, and Judy Holliday.
Fri, May 15 | 1:30pm | Free | HSS
Fay and Michael Kanin wrote this romantic comedy that
delves into ethics in journalism. Year
released: 1958. Director: George Seaton. Starring: Clark Gable, Doris Day, and
Fri, May 15 | 6pm | Free | HSS
Ruth Gordon stars in this quirky comedy that explores
ageism and social nonconformity. Year
released: 1971. Director: Hal Ashby. Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, and
Sat, May 16 | 6pm | Free | HSS
Kanin wrote this award-winning made-for-TV movie
investigating government corruption and war. Year
released: 1979. Director: David Greene. Starring: Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty,
and Sam Waterston.
Sun, May 17 | 5:30pm | Free | HSS