Thursday 11 July 2019
In July, Park Your Cinema presents legendary names of American comedy, in films that continue to inspire to this day: Frank Capra's humanism meets dark comedy in the film adaptation of an acclaimed play; Mel Brooks unleashes his satirical vein in his debut as a director (and receives an Academy Award while he's at it); Blake Edwards takes fun to the next level, with a pure pop deconstruction of Hollywood. Three unforgettable film screenings at the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Park.
Program curated by Elias Frangoulis
Arsenic and old Lace: Plot
Mortimer marries his beloved next-door girl and rushes off to break the good news with the two eccentric aunts that raised him – only to discover the corpse of an elderly man stashed in plain view in their house! Time for him to find out his aunts’ version of “charity." A huge box-office success, Joseph Kesselring's theatrical production had the good fortune to be adapted for cinema by the great Frank Capra, who retained the strongest performers of the original cast, Josephine Hull and Jean Adair, and directed one of the funniest classic black comedies in the history of cinema. Cary Grant delivers lessons in comic timing, although he considered his acting in this film to be over the top!
Directed by Frank Capra
Thursday 11/07 | 21.00
*Visitors are advised to bring insect repellent and a mat, or a blanket for sitting on the ground.