Classic comedies film series in Barrington


Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for his latest film lecture series, Chuckles, Giggles & Guffaws: Classic Comedies from the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The July 11th series opener, The Lady Eve (1941), is a sterling screwball comedy by Preston Sturges, one of the first Hollywood filmmakers to successfully direct movies that he himself had written. The rest of the line-up: July 18 – The Lavender Hill Mob with Alec Guinness; July 25 – The Odd Couple with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon; August 1 – What’s Up Doc? with Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, and Madeline Kahn.

WHERE: Barrington Public Library, County Road, Barrington
WHEN: Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
COST: Free

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