6:30pm EDT October 1, 2014
Rogers Center for the Arts
Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont
Directed by Leo McCarey, Not Rated, 70 minutes, 1933
In arguably the funniest and most irreverent of the Marx Brothers lineup of films, Groucho’s spitfire brand of comedy is at its best when he plays Rufus T. Firefly, a newly appointed leader of the struggling fictional country Freedonia. This satirical take on government and politics, delivers some of the most memorable slapstick moments and scathing one-liners ever put to film by Groucho and his brothers.
6:30 p.m. Commentary by Jake Turner
7:00 p.m. Screening