Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot

The Emory Cinematheque, a weekly series of free 35mm screenings, presents “American Comedy Classics,” beginning Aug. 28 with Billy Wilder’s “Some Like it Hot” (1959). The screenings take place each Wednesday (plus one Sunday evening) in White Hall 205. A screening of Buster Keaton’s films will take place on Sept. 29 at 7:30. A special screening of Paul Schrader’s “Mishima” (1985) will be held on Sept. 25 as part of famed composer Philip Glass’s visit to Emory.

Nine of the films presented have place on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Funniest Comedies. Several of them have won Oscars. Each screening will be introduced by Bernstein and include a brief, post-screening discussion of the film.

Aug 28: “Some Like it Hot” (1959, Billy Wilder, with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis)

Sept. 11: “Duck Soup” (1932, Leo McCarey, with the Marx Brothers) and “I’m No Angel” (1933, Wesley Ruggles, with Mae West and Cary Grant)

Sept. 18: “The Gold Rush” (1925, Charlie Chaplin), with “The Immigrant” (1918, Charlie Chaplin)

Sept. 29: “The General” (1926, Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton), with “Coney Island” (1917, Buster Keaton)

Oct 2: “Trouble in Paradise” (1932, Ernst Lubitsch, with Miriam Hopkins and Kay Francis)

Oct 9: “It Happened One Night” (1934, Frank Capra, with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert)

Oct 16: “The Awful Truth” (1937, Leo BcCarey, with Cary Grant)

Oct 23: “His Girl Friday” (1940, Howard Hawks, with Cary Grant, Rosalind Russel, and Ralph Bellamy)

Oct. 30: “The Lady Eve” (1941, Preston Sturges, with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda)

Nov. 6: “The Producers” (1967, Mel Brooks, with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder)

Nov. 13: “Annie Hall” (1977, Woody Allen, with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton)

Nov. 20: “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978, John Landis, with John Belushi)

Dec. 4: “There’s Something About Mary” (1998, the Farrelly Brothers, with Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz)

For more about the series visit this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.