Ethics & Public Policy Center

Isn’t It Romantic?



Follow the evolution of the movie romance from Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in It Happened One Night to Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the booka Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host a summer movie series with commentary by Leon Kass (of the American Enterprise Institute and the University of Chicago) and Amy Kass (of the Hudson Institute and the University of Chicago).

The series will take place on successive Tuesday evenings between June 17, 2008 and August 5, 2008 from 5:30 to 9:00.

TO REGISTER:

E-mail your name and phone number, along with a list of the dates you would like to attend, to events@eppc.org or call 202-682-1200. Please note: Attendance is limited. Preference will be given to those who plan to attend all eight weeks.

MOVIE SERIES SCHEDULE:

  • June 17: It Happened One Night (1934)Directed by Frank Capra, starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio]
  • June 24: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart. [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio]
  • July 1: The Philadelphia Story (1940)Directed by George Cukor, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio]
  • July 8: Brief Encounter (1945)Directed by David Lean, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio]
  • July 15: An Affair to Remember (1957)Directed by Leo McCarey, starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant. [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio]
  • July 22: The Apartment (1960)Directed by Billy Wilder, starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon. [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio]
  • July 29: Annie Hall (1977)Directed by Woody Allen, starring Diane Keaton and Woody Allen. [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio]
  • August 5: When Harry Met Sally (1989)Directed by Rob Reiner, starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. [James Bowman's introductory remarks: audio]

Note: Some movies may not be appropriate for children and younger teens.

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