The Palm Springs Cultural Center’s new retrospective film series, Screwball Sundays, featuring classic screwball comedies shown as Sunday matinees in the Historic Camelot Theatre, launched last Sunday with a well-attended screening of the classic film It Happened One Night. The series continues with a screening of the Howard Hawks classic, Bringing Up Baby starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn on March 12th at 3pm.
The series is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and theFilm Society of Screwball Comedy (FSOSC), and also sponsored by 107.3 Mod FM. FSOSC is a
Palm Springs based non-profit dedicated to the art, science, and preservation of screwball comedy. Each screening will feature live introductions and post-screening discussions with FSOSC Founder Aliece Pickett. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the themes, techniques, and legacy of each film with fellow fans and experts.
The screwball comedy genre emerged in the 1930s and 1940s, featuring fast-paced, witty dialogue and zany, improbable plotlines. They often revolved around mistaken identities, misunderstandings, and madcap schemes, and were known for their strong female leads and romantic tension. These films were a cornerstone of Hollywood’s golden age and continue to be beloved by audiences of all ages.
“Partnering with the Palm Springs Cultural Center on this series has been a dream come true for us at the Film Society of Screwball Comedy,” said Aliece Pickett, Founder of the FSOSC. “We’re thrilled to bring our love and knowledge of this genre to a wider audience and share our enthusiasm for classic film with the community.”
In addition to the Q&A session after the film, FSOSC will be presenting some Cary Grant trivia questions and giving away FSOSC merchandise and a new hardbound copy of the book Cary Grant, Dark Angel as prizes.
“Bringing Up Baby is a true masterpiece of the screwball comedy genre and one of the greatest comedies of all time” said Lauren Wolfer, Program Director of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. “We’re so excited for this opportunity to bring it to the big screen!”
Tickets available now – https://psculturalcenter.org/screwball-sundays
More information about the Film Society of Screwball Comedy – https://fsosc.org
Film Schedule – Showtime 3pm
- March 12 – BRINGING UP BABY (1938) starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn
- March 19 – THE THIN MAN (1934) starring William Powell and Myrna Loy
- April 9 – THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart
- April 16 – THE LADY EVE (1941) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda
- May 21 – LIBELED LADY (1936) starring Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy
- May 28 – ADAM’S RIB (1949) starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy
- June 4 – HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell
- June 11 – MY MAN GODFREY (1936) starring Carole Lombard and William Powell
- June 18 – BALL OF FIRE (1941) starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck
Tickets and more information – https://psculturalcenter.org/screwball-sundays