https://coolidge.org/events/seminar-his-girl-friday Online event
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Brookline, MA 02446
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Film critic Monica Castillo leads this virtual seminar on Howard Hawks' endlessly quotable screwball classic. Sponsored by Brookline Bank.
One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (played by the peerless Cary Grant), who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that’s supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife.
Monica Castillo is a film critic whose writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC News, NPR, RogerEbert.com, Elle Magazine, The Wrap, and The Boston Globe, among others. She completed her master's at the University of Southern California as the school's first film critic fellow.