Special Double Bill Event – Sunday, February 24, 2019

TFS presents its SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT, the eighth programme in SEASON 71, on SUNDAY, February 24, 2019 at THE KINGSWAY THEATRE*!  Join us for two Depression-era films about the use and abuse of power.

Current TFS Members’ tickets and Trial Memberships for this terrific double-bill may be purchased below in advance for only $10. The price at the door on the day of the screening is $12.

DOORS OPEN AT 1:15 PM – SHOWTIME IS AT 2:00 PM SHARP
5 MINUTE INTRODUCTION PRIOR TO EACH FILM

It’s not often we see a woman rise to the heights of heading a business, whether it’s legit or not, and rarely in the 1930s!  However, we’ve seen the strangest choices of men elected as President of the good ol’ US of A, but have we ever seen a 180° shift in his way of thinking?  And with the good, perhaps some fascism gets thrown into the mix.  Come see what happens when each sex rises to the top echelon of their chosen profession.

BLONDIE JOHNSON (1932) 67 min. (b&w)
Directed by Ray Enright and Lucien Hubbard (uncredited), with Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, Claire Dodd


A Depression-downtrodden woman uses her brains instead of her body to rise to become head of a crime syndicate.

30 MINUTE INTERMISSION BETWEEN FILMS

SULTAN PEPPER (1934) 7 min. (b&w)
A pre-Code, Van Beuren Studio, animated short from The Little King series that you’ve just got to see to believe!  True to Otto Soglow’s beloved, long-running, gag-a-day comic strip, the story is conveyed in pantomime.

GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE (1933) 86 min. (b&w)
Directed by Gregory La Cava with Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone, Dickie Moore


A political hack becomes President of the USA during the height of the Depression but undergoes a metamorphosis after a near-fatal car accident.

 

The Kingsway is located at 3030 Bloor Street West at the corner of Bloor Street West and Royal York Road.  It is accessible by subway and there is parking available in the neighbourhood.  There is a fully-licensed concession bar which also offers a fine selection of food as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

*THE KINGSWAY THEATRE ENFORCES STRICT RULES PROHIBITING ANY OUTSIDE FOOD, BEVERAGES, LARGE BAGS, OR BACKPACKS IN THE THEATRE. ALL SUCH ITEMS will have to be checked at the theatre’s coat check room, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Purses are allowed.  

 

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