Wednesday, March 15
Join us for a Marx Brothers Double Header, favorites of our Film Chair, John Dreyfus. Films shown back-to-back with a brief intermission. Come for one or both.
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
At the Circus
Directed by Edward Buzzell
USA, 1939, 87 min
At the Circus, the ninth Marx Brothers film, was produced by MGM studios in 1939. J. Cheever Loophole (Groucho), Tony (Chico) and Punchy (Harpo) save a circus from bankruptcy. The film includes Groucho’s classic rendition of “Lydia the Tattooed Lady.” The climax of the film is the Marx Brothers’ finest.
Film Daily wrote, “The mad Marxmen have never been funnier, nor have they had a better story in which to cavort.” Supporting cast members include the unflappable Margaret Dumont and Eve Arden.
Directed by Leo McCarey
USA, 1933, 70 min
Duck Soup, the fifth Marx Brothers film, is ranked as the fifth greatest comedy of all time by the American Film Institute. It is now widely considered among critics to be a masterpiece of comedy and the Marx Brothers’ finest film.
Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) as the Leader of Freedonia, enlists the help of Chicilini (Chico) and Pinky (Harpo) to declare war over Sylvania in hopes of winning the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale, played by Margaret Dumont.
Underwritten by The Maurice Amado Foundation
The Dreyfus Family
$9 Member | $14 Public
Dress up as your favorite Marx Brothers character for free admission.
7:30 PM | Putzel
Exclusively for Ages 21 to Thirty-Something
Happy Hour at River Oaks Theatre Bar at 7:00 PM
ALTERNATE LOCATION: Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre
2009 West Gray St., Houston 77019
Directed by Jason Chaet
USA, 2012, 88 min
For a young man, endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn’t go beyond his family’s fish store and his community on the upper west side of Manhattan.
In this heartwarming comedy, Walter’s aspirations of taking over his uncle’s shop are disrupted by the arrival of Sally (Melanie Lynskey, Two and a Half Men), who becomes romantically involved with his uncle.
While Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to ensure his taking over the business, he finally starts to realize his full potential.
$10 Per Person