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, Jan 3 and 4
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins – 6:30 – IU Fine Arts – Upstairs
The Disappearance of My Mother – 7:00 – IU Global Theater
It Happened One Night – 7:30 – IU Fine Arts Theater – Downstairs – Last Chance!
Sunday, Jan 5 at Bear’s Place
The Disappearance of My Mother – 5pm
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins– 7:15