Friday Flics: Adam’s Rib (1949)
April 21, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
We welcome back film curator and aficionado Jeffery Gorney to ArtRage!
Jeffery will host a screening of the 1949 classic Adam’s Rib starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Directed by George Cukor.
$5 suggested donation
In this smart classic comedy, iconic screen team Hepburn and Tracy play a feminist attorney and her DA husband who find themselves on opposing sides of a trial. She, defending a woman charged with attempted shooting of her cheating husband. He, defending the hubby. As the married legal duo go at the case – and each other —rivalry mounts. At once knowing and very funny, the film offers rare insights into emerging feminism and dual standards of its time. That it looks at women’s inequality under the law makes it topical today.
Golden Globe Award: Judy Holliday, Best Supporting Actress
Oscar nominee: Best Screenplay.