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In celebration of the 40th Anniversary Heritage Theatre Festival,
please join the Virginia Film Festival for a special screening of

The Marx Brothers’ Horse Feathers

Monday, June 16
7:00 p.m. at Ruth Caplin Theatre in the U.Va. Drama Building

Followed by a conversation with Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante, moderated by noted journalist and Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson

This 1932 Marx Brothers classic is a madcap, absurdist look at the world of academia. Groucho is Professor Wagstaff, president of Huxley College, who plots to boost enrollment and reputation by staging a winning football game. When he tries to buy a couple of “ringers” at a local speakeasy, things go hilariously awry when he somehow pays off the wrong guys (played by Chico and Harpo), setting the wheels in motion for a careening comic ride. The film uses hilarious one-liners, daring double entendres, and signature songs like “Whatever It Is, I’m Against It” to skewer nearly every aspect of university life, from pompous professors to dim-witted students and sports nuts.

Tickets are $5.00 and are available through the U.Va. Arts Box Office.

This screening is made possible with support from

And don’t miss Heritage’s fantastic 2014 season, kicking off with a special pre-season show- An Evening with Groucho, and including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shear Madness, Avenue Q, and One Man, Two Guvnors.  Heritage season subscriptions individual show tickets are on sale now at www.uvahtf.org.

2013 Virginia Film Festival

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