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SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (PG) – 1941 USA 90 mins – BFI Comedy Genius screening
Wednesday 13 February 2019 at 7:30 pm
Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick
Stand-Up Film Club. The BFI Comedy Genius tour hits Croydon! Join us for a season of stand-up shows, followed by the performer’s favourite comedy film. Our final event in the season is hosted by BAFTA-nominated Kevin Day with a stand-up set before his chosen cult classic screwball comedy Sullivan’s Travels. John Sullivan (Joel McCrea) travels around the US in disguise as a tramp to research his upcoming film about the common man, entitled ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’. With poignant satire and themes of self-reflection and introspect, this is one of Preston Sturges’ landmark pieces of cinema. In partnership with The Croydon Comedy Festival.
This screening is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide celebration of comedy on screen led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery.
Show starts 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50 & £6.00 (concessions).
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