Zany Sophisticates: Great Screwball Comedies

Thursday, August 18 through Thursday, September 29
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton

In baseball, the term “screwball” denotes a pitch that breaks in the precise opposite direction of the curve. In Hollywood, “screwball” connotes a film genre peopled with characters who act opposite from what one might expect. Often defined as “sex comedies without the sex,” screwball films are frequently set in high society, where eccentric behavior is perhaps more tolerable. Screwball comedies, Hollywood staple between roughly 1934 and 1946, are known for their antic characters, improbable plots, overlapping dialogue, and language that can often be as dizzy as the characters themselves. During this series, we will view screwball comedies, which, in the opinion of Dr. Stone, are, or at least should be, classics in the genre.


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35-120

Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2022-08-18 15:00:00 2022-08-18 18:00:00 America/New_York Zany Sophisticates: Great Screwball Comedies https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/955126/zany-sophisticates-great-screwball-comedies Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2022-08-25 15:00:00 2022-08-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Zany Sophisticates: Great Screwball Comedies https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/955126/zany-sophisticates-great-screwball-comedies Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Thursday, September 1, 2022 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2022-09-01 15:00:00 2022-09-01 18:00:00 America/New_York Zany Sophisticates: Great Screwball Comedies https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/955126/zany-sophisticates-great-screwball-comedies Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Thursday, September 8, 2022 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2022-09-08 15:00:00 2022-09-08 18:00:00 America/New_York Zany Sophisticates: Great Screwball Comedies https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/955126/zany-sophisticates-great-screwball-comedies Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2022-09-22 15:00:00 2022-09-22 18:00:00 America/New_York Zany Sophisticates: Great Screwball Comedies https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/955126/zany-sophisticates-great-screwball-comedies Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 3:00pm · add to calendar 2022-09-29 15:00:00 2022-09-29 18:00:00 America/New_York Zany Sophisticates: Great Screwball Comedies https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/955126/zany-sophisticates-great-screwball-comedies Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431


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