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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
Film series to salute Katharine Hepburn
University, Sacramento and Friends of the CSUS Library are celebrating the diverse
roles of actress Katharine Hepburn with screenings of her films, followed by
academic discussions with University and community film experts. All movies
are showing on a large screen and begin at 6:30 p.m. in the University Union
Hinde Auditorium. The free showings are part of the University’s Women’s
History Month events.
The first film, Bringing
Up Baby, will be shown Friday, March 5. It stars
Cary Grant as a paleontologist and Hepburn as a scatterbrained heiress.
CSUS humanities professor Alyson Buckman will discuss the film with the
On Friday, March 12, CSUS presents Pat and Mike with Hepburn’s self-confessed
favorite co-star Spencer Tracy. Hepburn portrays an accomplished athlete
and Tracy a determined sports promoter. Humanities department chair Jackie
Donath leads the discussion after the movie.
The African Queen screens Friday, April 16. Hepburn plays a missionary
and Humphrey Bogart a boat captain in pre-World War I East Africa. The organizer
of the Sacramento French Film Festival, Cecile Mouette, will guide the post-film
On Friday, April 23, the University will show 1940’s Philadelphia
Story. Hepburn stars with James Stewart and Cary Grant in this story
of a woman who realizes she holds impossibly high standards for her friends
and family. CSUS English professor Mary Mackey will lead the lecture.
For more information, call (916) 278-6997. Media assistance is available
from the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156