Austin Film Society presents Classic Chemistry

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Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk Photo courtesy of AFS Cinema

When, in a love story, the actors playing the lovers have a special, discernible connection, it's called Chemistry. Caroline Frick, Associate Professor in the Radio-Television-Film department of The University of Texas at Austin and Executive Director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, programmed this series and will be on hand for an audience discussion after the first screening of each film.

Featured films:

  • January 27 and 28: To Have & Have Not - The chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is positively boiling over in their first film together, a loose adaptation of the Hemingway novel about gun-runners in the tropics.
  • February 2 and 4: A Place In The Sun - In George Stevens’ adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s “An American Tragedy,” young stars Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor display an almost metaphysical connection in their scenes together as star-crossed lovers.
  • February 9 and 11: The Awful Truth - In this riotous screwball classic, Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play a married couple whose mutual deceptions reach a tipping point and they agree to divorce. In the meantime, each tries gamely to sabotage the other’s attempts at romance.
  • February 14 and 16: Pillow Talk - Say what you will, but squeaky-clean ’50s stars Doris Day and Rock Hudson had it. Their chemistry is immediate and infectious in this comedy about a man and woman who share a joint telephone line and loathe one another. Until…

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AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd. Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752


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