Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Yale Peabody Museum co-sponsors film series

NEW HAVEN As part of its 150th anniversary offerings, Yale Peabody Museum is co-sponsoring the YPM150 Film Series featuring four films that highlight a connection to the Museum, according to a release.

All films will be screened at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center at 53 Wall St., New Haven. Admission is free of charge.
“Bringing Up Baby” kicks off the series at 7 p.m. Sept. 10  (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Preceding the screening will be a short talk and discussion led by Yale Film Studies or Peabody staff about the film’s connection to the museum, the release said.
“'Bringing Up Baby' is a 1938 madcap comedy directed by Howard Hawks. It stars Cary Grant as harried paleontologist David Huxley who meets high-spirited heiress Susan Vance, played by Katherine Hepburn. The increasing chaos includes a missing dinosaur bone, a Brontosaurus skeleton, and a pet leopard who threatens to swallow Huxley whole."

Further, the series is "co-sponsored with the Whitney Humanities Center, Films at the Whitney, Yale Film Study Center and Treasures from the Yale Film Archive." Additional films scheduled include “Inherit the Wind” on Oct. 8, “Gojira” (“Godzilla”) on Nov. 12, and “Jurassic Park” on Dec. 10, the release said.

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