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Public Domain Xinema presents...HIS GIRL FRIDAY

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Public Domain Xinema (PDX) screens lost, classic and cult films on the big screen in the old way; with newsreels, cartoons, live music and other special treats. Movies for the people, by the people. Join us.

Public Domain Xinema presents...HIS GIRL FRIDAY


We're at it again, Portland ("it" being awesomely classic films on the big screen with newsreels, cartoons and other treats). This time we've got one of our greatest shows yet, the Howard Hawks über-scadoober mega-classic, His Girl Friday (1940) screening on June 26 @ 7pm!

Based on the legendary play, The Front Page (1928) by Charles MacArthur and the great Ben Hecht, this is the most famous of the many film versions, and the first one to do a gender swap on one of the lead characters that completely changes the complexion of the film. 

This is one of the most beloved comedies of all time (in the AFI top 20 film comedies), and we're giving it the grand treatment it deserves on the big screen, with newsreels, cartoons, and other treats from 1940 before the feature, plus a historical introduction from curator and host, Ygal Kaufman. All this for the incredibly community-friendly price of whatever-you-want. PDX is donation based, so please bring something, or nothing at all, just bring yourself and perhaps some family and friends and enjoy a bit of historic cinema the way it was enjoyed when it first premiered 78 years ago. It's Public Domain Xinema babies. Join us!

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Howard Hawks
United States
92 minutes

Starring the one-and-only Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy and Gene Lockhart; Walter (Grant) is the best editor in town and Hildy (Russell), his ex-wife, the best reporter at his paper. When he learns she's about to re-marry, he sets about sabotaging her plans while also coaxing her to stay at the paper... and maybe give him another shot too. Fortunately for him, there's a major scandal brewing and she may not be able to resist staying to cover it.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.