[Parentsgroup-list] Family Friendly Films at Dudley (fwd)

Christine Dianne Wenc wenc at fas.harvard.edu
Sun Sep 25 22:35:54 EDT 2005

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Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 10:30:21 -0400
From: Susan Zawalich <zawalich at fas.harvard.edu>
To: Christine Dianne Wenc <wenc at fas.harvard.edu>
Subject: Family Friendly Films at Dudley

Christine:  FYI to your group as well....Dudley Classic Films is
specializing in "family friendly classics" this fall.  I'll copy in the
movie list. For kids I would especially recommend Mary Poppins on Sept. 30,
The Buster Keaton movies on Nov. 4 and The Sound of Music on Dec. 9..
older kids might well enjoy the Marx Brothers and Bringing Up Baby this
Friday (Sept. 23).  The movies are shown on the big-screen TV in the Grad
Student Lounge starting at 6 p.m. on Fridays.

Dudley Classic Films

“There is really no such thing as an “old” movie – just wonderful pictures
you may not have discovered yet.”
  --     Peter Bogdanovich

There will be several different film series offered at Dudley this
year.  Our classic film series this term begins with an evening of
academics gone wild
followed by a series of family-friendly classics and
other surprises.  We look forward to sharing our favorite films with you at
Dudley House.

Films on Fridays on the big-screen TV in the Graduate Student Lounge:

September 23 –Academics Gone Wild!

6 p.m.    Horsefeathers (1932).  One of the classic early films of the Marx
Brothers.  Groucho is the college president, Zeppo is his lazy student son,
Chico and Harpo are football stars!  You can imagine the chaos. (68 min.)
7:30 p.m.  Bringing Up Baby (1938).  Cary Grant is an absent-minded
paleontologist obsessed with bones; Katharine Hepburn is a scatterbrained
heiress obsessed with Cary Grant.  One of the greatest of the classic
screwball comedies. (102 min.)

September 30 – If you want this choice position, have a cheery disposition

6 p.m.  Mary Poppins (1964).  Julie Andrews is the mysterious nanny.  Dick
Van Dyke is her jack-of-all-trades friend.  A wonderful evening of music
and dancing is in store for children of all ages!  Chimchimcheree!  (140 min.)

November 4 -- An Evening with Buster Keaton

6 p.m.  Keaton was undoubtendly one of the greatest comic geniuses who ever
lived and one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of the cinema – you
can’t miss this chance to watch some of these amazing films!
We start off the evening with Sherlock, Jr. (1924), followed by some fun
chase scenes from several movies and then, at 7:30 p.m. the classic Keaton
film, The General (1927) will be shown. This is the greatest train chase
ever filmed.  Set in the period of the American Civil War.  The exquisite,
haunting, elegant, and fabulous funny Buster Keaton will entertain you to
the nth degree.

December  9 – 6 p.m.  Annual Holiday Classic:The Sound of Music
Crisp apple strudel, Julie Andrews, Captain von Trapp, nuns, nazis, alps, a
scheming baroness
and all those children!

At 10:24 PM 9/20/2005, you wrote:

>Hi Susan,
>Thanks for your note.  Looks like we've got it all set up (even found a
>cheap tent) and the weather report looks good so hopefully we'll be OK.  I
>will pass along your invitation to the parents though in case they want to
>come out again on Sunday!
>On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Susan Zawalich wrote:
> > Hi, Dianne
> >
> > Fast response in the middle of getting ready for Discover Dudley...I think
> > Garth McCavana is working on all of this with you...we don't have a supply
> > of tents or chairs or tables to give you....we rent tents like everyone
> > else from a tent company ...for registration, etc. that was all done
> > through Byerly Hall...you can rent what you need but it's expensive so I
> > don't know what you might have for budget...
> >
> > re rain...Dudley is open on Sat and Sun from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. so not during
> > your time frame.  If you need to rent the space you have to hire the
> > security guard for the extra time, so....
> >
> > The GSAS barbecue is the very next day on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Museum
> > Lawns from 1 - 4 p.m..  We rent a tent for that and always hope that
> > student parents come with their kids..it's a family friendly event.  Looks
> > like we could have done a better job with communication so that you could
> > have combined your barbecue with the overall GSAS one....in any event, I'd
> > say right now talk to Garth for any more details.
> >
> > Hope you get a good turnout and that it doesn't rain for you!
> >
> > Susan Zawalich
> >
> >
> >
> > At 12:53 AM 9/13/2005, you wrote:
> >
> > >Dear Susan,
> > >
> > >I know this must be a very busy time for you but wanted to ask you a few
> > >questions.  I've contacted you before about the GSAS student parent
> > >group.
> > >
> > >The questions relate to this:  The student parent organization is
> > >having its 1st annual brunch picnic on Sat Sept 24 from 10 am-1 pm,
> > >outside the
> > >Science Center.  I have been having a hard time, however, trying to figure
> > >out who I ask for things like a couple of tables and about a dozen chairs.
> > >We are also trying to find a small tent or canopy to rent for the event.
> > >(like the ones outside Dudley House right now for registration)
> > >
> > >Can we get any of these through Dudley House? and if not, can you tell me
> > >who to ask?
> > >
> > >Also--in case of rain, is moving the event to Dudley House an option?  We
> > >have been told we are not allowed to reserve a classroom or other room for
> > >this purpose.
> > >
> > >Thanks!  I can also stop by your office this week, or if it's easier to
> > >tallk by phone that works too.
> > >
> > >Best,
> > >Christine Wenc, co-chair of the GSAS SPO
> >

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