A screening of the 1940 romantic comedy “His Girl Friday,” starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, will be shown Saturday morning, Feb. 9, at Parks Plaza Theatre in Buellton by the Central Coast Film Society (CCFS).
The plot centers on a newspaper editor named Walter Burns (Grant) who is about to lose his newly engaged ace reporter ex-wife Hildy Johnson (Russell) to another man. Burns suggests they cover one more story together, getting themselves entangled in the case of murderer Earl Williams as Burns desperately tries to win back his wife.
The screenplay was adapted from the play “The Front Page” by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
“One of our founding board members, Raiza Giorgi, created the Santa Ynez Valley Star newspaper and is celebrating starting her fourth year in February. We thought this would be a fun way to honor her accomplishments and watch a great classic film,” said Daniel Lahr, executive director of CCFS.
“I have always loved this film and am excited that people will get a chance to see it on the silver screen again. It’s so fun to take a look at film history and show classic movies that the next generation can enjoy,” Giorgi said.
The goal of the CCFS is to provide local filmmakers and films a venue to call home, foster future media artists, and create opportunities to get involved in the industry by hosting lectures, screenings and eventually a film festival.
“We want to also foster local professional and aspiring artists to get them more exposure and experience in the film industry,” Lahr added.
The screening of “His Girl Friday” will be at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $7 per person, or free with CCFS membership.
For more information becoming a member, submitting a film or to purchase tickets online, log onto www.centralcoastfilmsociety.org.