THE MARRYING KIND: Intro by Jeanine Basinger (Recorded February 28, 2013)
THE MARRYING KIND
$7 Member $12.50 Regular
INTRODUCED BY JEANINE BASINGER
(1952, George Cukor) In the chambers of a divorce court judge, Aldo Ray and Judy Holliday look back on their marriage, and the flashbacks begin, with 4th of July Central Park picnic a highlight. Screenplay by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin. “One of the more honest portraits of an average marriage... Everything about it — its sets, its costumes, its location shooting in New York City [the couple lives in the recently-opened Stuyvesant Town] — is grounded in reality... Holliday and Ray are a Hepburn and Tracy for the masses.” – Jeanine Basinger. Introduced by Ms. Basinger, Chair of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and author of the new book I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies, just published by Knopf. Following the screening, she will sign copies of her book, available for sale at Film Forum’s concession. Approx. 92 min. 35mm.