Remember the Night PG

Close up of actor Barbara Stanwyck, c1940 with her head turned slightly to her left and with a concerned look on her face.
20 October
Arc Cinema
$20 / $16 (or Gold Pass for all 6 sessions $75)
Dir: Mitchell Leisen, PG, United States, 1940, 94mins, DCP,

With Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray
Screenplay by Preston Sturges

Remember the Night is a wonderful comedy classic (rated a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes!) that is too rarely seen today.

Barbara Stanwyck plays Lee, a woman driven by poverty to shoplifting, for which she is arrested. Her attorney (Fred MacMurray) pays her bail and takes her home to the Midwest to reunite with her mother (Georgia Caine) – a woman living in grim Dickensian poverty. The attorney then takes Lee to his own family home for Christmas, a move that changes her life.  

'A winning romantic comedy-drama … a movie of warmth and immense style' – Time Out (London)

'A luminous film conveying the sentimental gleam of new-found love …  goes well beyond the hide-bound conventions of romantic comedy … surprisingly complex and unexpectedly moving'Melbourne Cinematheque

This screening is part of the Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF).

For one special price, the CIFF Gold Pass secures entry to all six films in the festival!


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