SESSION: Sunday 28th April at 7pm


Duck Soup

(1933, dir. Leo McCarey, w/ The Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx)

The country of Freedonia is in the middle of a financial crisis and on the brink of revolution. In order to gain a bail-out from the wealthy Mrs Teasdale, the government appoints Rufus T Firefly as its president. However, Mr Firefly shuns the pomp and pretentiousness of government; along with the prudence and rationality of it too. Meanwhile, the neighbouring country of Sylvania is plotting to overthrow Freedonia and sends Pinky and Chicolini to spy on Firefly. War seems inevitable. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)


Horse Feathers

(1932, dir. Norman Z. McLeod, w/ The Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx)

Horse Feathers will start at approximately 8:34pm, and finish at approximately 9:48pm.

Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff has just been installed as the new president of Huxley College. His cavalier attitude toward education is not reserved for his son Frank, who is seeing the college widow, Connie Bailey. Frank influences Wagstaff to recruit two football players who hang out in a speakeasy, in order to beat rival school Darwin. Unfortunately, Wagstaff mistakenly hires the misfits Baravelli and Pinky. Finding out that Darwin has beaten him to the "real" players, Wagstaff enlists Baravelli and Pinky to kidnap them, which leads to an anarchic football finale. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4444(Astor rating)