Get caught up on classic romantic comedies with Edmonton Film Society’s latest series: Love Is in the Air. In each curated movie, characters face challenges and entanglements on their quests to find love. With some of the greatest stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood — including Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Frank Sinatra — these romantic movies will have you falling in love with classic cinema. The series will screen in the comfortable theatre at Royal Alberta Museum on Mondays in February, March, and April.
February 8 | 8 pm
Three Coins in the Fountain
Three American secretaries working in Rome make a wish and toss a coin into the city’s Trevi Fountain, thus precipitating romantic involvement with local men.
Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters
February 22 | 8 pm
All that Heaven Allows
Everyone expects the new widow to settle into her single life, but she finds it stifling. A relationship develops between her and the younger gardener, which her family and friends vehemently oppose.
Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson
February 29 | 8 pm
Dunne and Grant are about to divorce. Playing phonograph records, the wife recalls in flashbacks the happiness and heartache of her marriage.
Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne
March 7 | 8 pm
The Lady Eve
Many call this the perfect romantic comedy. Aboard a ship, a naïve, inexperienced wealthy fellow becomes fascinated with a con girl.
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
March 14 | 8 pm
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
This sparkling, and at times poignant, romance is about a free-spirited young lady from the hinterlands who redefines herself in New York and falls for an aspiring writer.
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney
March 21 | 8 pm
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Fontaine harbours a teenage crush on her neighbour, a famous concert pianist. Later, he adds her to his long list of conquests―and forgets about her until….
Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan
April 4 | 8 pm
The Enchanted Cottage
A disfigured war pilot retreats to an isolated cottage. A plain, painfully shy woman is also hiding from the world’s cruelty. The unwanted loners befriend each other, agree to marry, and find that their love unexpectedly transforms them.
Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall
April 11 | 8 pm
To Have and Have Not
Bogart’s a sailor uninterested in the war, until the luminous Bacall appears at his doorway and persuades him to take on a dangerous smuggling job.
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan
Royal Alberta Museum | 102 Ave. & 128 St. | 780-439-5285
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