January 2022 - Harvey
Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing those who are registered for our next Cinema Club screening on Monday. Currently registration is full, but if you are not registered and interested in attending please add yourself to the waitlist and you will be notified if there are any cancellations.

We will be screening the 1950 Henry Koster directed adaptation of the stage play Harvey. This Hollywood classic features Academy Award nominated Jimmy Stewart and Academy Award winning Josephine Hull performances.

Reminder: Cinema Club meets in the Aspen Drive Library Meeting Room in Vernon Hills. Masks are required. We understand if some who were previously registered may not feel comfortable attending, so please let us know if you will no longer be attending.

Here's a few articles to skim beforehand.
The original 1950 New York Times review of Harvey by film critic by Bosley Crowther. The review was very positive, considering it a great adaptation of the play that will easily win over audiences thanks to the "warm and sympathetic" performance of Jimmy Stewart and "scatter-brained fussing and fluttering" of Josephine Hull.

"...if you're for warm and gentle whimsey, for a charmingly fanciful farce and for a little touch of pathos anent the fateful evanescence of man's dreams, then the movie version of "Harvey" is definitely for you."
A wonderful bio of Jimmy Stewart from the Jimmy Stewart Museum in his hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania (talk about a confusing name for a town). Stewart's career is truly remarkable when you consider all his classic movies, plus his distinguished service in WWII - to the dismay of MGM studios - immediately after winning a Best Actor award for The Philadelphia Story.

"He was a good man, a loyal citizen, and had a wonderful life. He indeed earned his wings!"
More recently, Young Adult author and YouTuber John Green featured Harvey on his popular WNYC show/podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed. In 2001 Green suffered a severe bout of depression. His boss at the time, Bill Ott editor of Booklist, left Green a note with a peculiar recommendation. Skip ahead to the Harvey portion of the podcast episode starting at 9:30.

"Now, more than ever, watch Harvey."
Next Movie: In the Mood for Love
February 21, 2022
Aspen Drive Library Meeting Room

Two neighbors form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

REMINDER: You must register for each Cinema Club screening. Receiving this newsletter is not an indication you are registered for next month's showing.