As the year comes to a close, we’ll revisit one more film from our first year.
Frank Capra’s romantic comedy was the first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay). A runaway socialite (Claudette Colbert) drops out of sight and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter (Clark Gable) tries to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. It Happened One Night is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era, packed with clever situations and gags that have entered the Hollywood comedy pantheon. and featuring two actors at the top of their game, sparking with a chemistry that has never been bettered.
1934 / 105 min
Friday and Saturday, Dec 20 and 21
It Happened One Night – 7:00 – IU Fine Arts Theater
The Disappearance of My Mother – 7:30 – IU Global Theater
Sunday, Dec 22 at Bear’s Place
The Disappearance of My Mother – 4:30
It Happened One Night – 7pm
Friday and Saturday, Jan 3 and 4
Raise Hell: Molly Ivins – 6:30 – IU Fine Arts upstairs – Upstairs
The Disappearance of My Mother – 7:00 – IU Fine Arts Theater – Downstairs
It Happened One Night – 7:30 – IU Global Theater