What's Up Doc?
Sun Sep 01: 7.30pm
Series - Erin O. Kays Fog City Cinema
Mild-mannered Dr. Howard Bannister is a professor of musicology in Ames, Iowa. He and his straitlaced, controlling fiancée Eunice, go to San Francisco to attend a Congress of American Musicologists convention. Howard is one of two finalists vying for the $20,000 Larrabee Grant. But Howards life in San Francisco is turned upside down when he meets Judy, a klutzy, directionless, but brilliant young woman. Its love at first sight for Judy, who does whatever she can to insinuate herself into Howards life.
Whats not to love about this film? Barbra Streisand causing mischief and upheaval left and right for everyone she meets, the adorable Ryan ONeal being adorable, and MADELINE KAHN making her cinematic debut!!! Plus the best chase scene of any film, bar none! With sight gags at every turn, and cartoon clichés being turned on their heads as an angry mob hunts our two leads all through beautiful San Francisco, Whats Up, Doc? provides audiences with a glorious tour of the city, including local absurdity Lombard Street. I never tire of this ensemble screwball, and I look forward to viewing it with you on the big screen.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122