Posted by Sarah
Just a quick reminder about the melodrama events that are taking place at the Gulbenkian Cinema at the University of Kent on Sunday the 29th of September. These are part of a Doris Day weekend to celebrate both the launch of Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald’s recently published book on the star (see picture, left), and to showcase Day’s versatility as a performer.
A screening of Pillow Talk (1959) will take place on Friday the 27th of Sept at 6pm.
A singalong version of Calamity Jane (1953) is being shown on Saturday the 28th of Sept at 2.30 pm.
Melodrama Events On the 29th of September:
11 am: There is a free 30 min talk on melodrama by Dr John Mercer, Film Studies, City Birmingham University http://www.bcu.ac.uk/pme/school-of-media/applying-to-us/our-staff/john-mercer
11.30 am Magnificent Obsession screens.
For further details and to book your ticket go to:
6.45pm: Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald of the University of Kent (http://www.kent.ac.uk/arts/staff-profiles/profiles/film/t_jeffers-mcdonald.html) will introduce Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Man who Knew Too Much (1956). Tamar is the author of a forthcoming book on one of the stars of the film, Doris Day, and will speak about Doris’ darker films.
For further details and to book your ticket go to: http://www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian/cinema/films/2013/september/2013-09-the-man-who-knew-too-much.html
Do join us for some or all of these wonderful Doris and/or Melodrama Events.