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Screening of "Christmas in Connecticut" with discussion afterward

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) A big hit when first released, this holiday classic is sometimes overlooked in the lists of great Christmas movies. Made when Barbara Stanwyck was at her peak, the story is clever and genuinely funny. Stanwyck is Elizabeth Lane, a writer for Smart Housekeeping magazine, who delights her readers with recipes and homemaking hints. Her character is a sort of 1940s version of Martha Stewart, except, unlike Martha, she has no domestic skills whatsoever. When compelled by her magazine publisher to entertain a war hero, Stanwyck goes into high gear to present herself as the perfect domestic goddess the reading public and her publisher think she is. Stanwyck, often cast in heavy melodramas was a great comic actress. This holiday charmer fits right in with our screwball comedy series.

General Admission: $3 for everyone at this special screening.

We're going to have a holiday party at 5:30 p.m. before the movie to get everyone in the mood. There will be fun and activities for children and adults, so this is the perfect movie for the entire family.

 

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  • Nancy

    Wonderful festive evening. Gteat film & fun activies . Only mishap was my ornament lost one earmuff on the way home !Happy Christmas all

    December 8, 2013

  • Joanna B

    Such a fun group and all so game to relive our childhood moments of doing arts and crafts around a big round table!!! Movie and friendship wonderful!!

    December 8, 2013

  • Laurie H.

    I never thought I'd spend a Saturday night making a styrofoam ornament & coloring a picture for Santa. But I did, and it was so much fun! Left me feeling very Christmas-y, and it was a nice addition to our usual (always interesting) movies/discussions.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Stephen R.

    Another great Meetup with the Chicago Film Club. I always enjoy holiday movies, especially when they're as good as "Christmas in Connecticut."

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Martha B.

    I'm really amazed at how many movies I've never seen. We're coming up on our one year anniversary, and I've only seen 3 of the movies presented before.

    2 · December 7, 2013

    • Stephen R.

      That's part of the fun, isn't it?

      December 8, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I saw that you had asked what we thought of a Saturday showing for this. I am fine with that!

    July 28, 2013

    • Stephen R.

      Thanks, I think we're going that way. More info to come.

      July 28, 2013

  • Joanna B

    Yes!!!! Love it - a completely different Barbara Stanwyck shows up in this movie and you'll love her!!!!!

    July 22, 2013

    • Stephen R.

      It's a favorite of mine too. I love Stanwyck in just about everything, but she was a fine comic actress. From what I've read she would have loved to have done more comedies.

      July 22, 2013

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