This is a job for the Marx Brothers in “Duck Soup”!
The Marxes apparently predicted today’s Washingtonian buffoonery and lampooned elected officials with an almost supernaturally sustained sense of urgency; their greatest film warps the time-space continuum by looking less like a satire every year.
Thank goodness “Duck Soup” still packs a high guffaw-quotient, furnishing essential distraction from despair wrought by the currency of its thematic undertow.
Don’t miss this timeless 1933 classic at the Newman Center (92 Broad St.) on Saturday, Oct. 19th......to be shown as the second half of a twinbill starting at 7 p.m. with a historic little programmer called “The Law Commands”(1937). Only 55 min. long, in its own humble way it'll set the political stage for “Duck Soup” at 8 p.m.
Free and open to everyone, this is an all-16mm, all-celluloid event with no high-fructose digital additives whatsoever.
Please help support proudly organic film preservation/appreciation!