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Film At SMC

Unless otherwise noted, all film screenings are FREE.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. 


Kanin 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 (


Adam’s Rib

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 165

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Teacher’s Pet

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 Gig Young.

Fri, May 15 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165

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Harold and Maude

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 Vivian Pickles.

Sat, May 16 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165

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Friendly Fire

 anin 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 165

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