Released: July 12, 2011
Lincoln, Neb. - Stephen Sondheim's lyric, "Something for everyone: a comedy tonight!" is again this year the theme of The Ross' Jensen's Cinema 16 Movies on the Green beginning on Thursday, July 14 with the Howard Hawks classic His Girl Friday starring Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant.
Focusing on comedies in The Ross' film collection donated by Jerry Jensen, selected by student members of the University Program Council, the series continues on the following five successive Thursday evenings.
Co-sponsored by the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and the University Program Council, the series is presented with the support of and donations from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Lincoln Arts Council, Jerry Jensen, Kimball Hall, US Bank, and the Friends of the Ross.
Lawn chair and blanket toting patrons will also be able to enjoy movie classics including: on July 21, The Errand Boy directed by and starring Jerry Lewis; on July 28, What A Way To Go! featuring a roster of Hollywood's greatest comedy stars; on August 4, the Three Stooges in Have Rocket, Will Travel; on August 11, Paul Mazursky's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice; and on August 18, Cactus Flower featuring an Oscar winning performance by Goldie Hawn.
Each of the features will be accompanied by hilarious vintage cartoons from The Ross' collection.
All of the screenings are presented on the grass in front of Kimball Recital Hall located at 12th and R streets. Screenings are free and open to the public and begin at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.). In cases of inclement weather, check the Ross website, Facebook, or Twitter for updates the day of the show. If a screening is cancelled due to weather, it will not be rescheduled.
Popcorn and cold beverages are sold at the screenings. Film commentary written by Jensen's Cinema 16 Collection donor Jerry Jensen will be distributed free of charge. For more information, and to download a schedule with synopses, please visit theross.org.