His Girl Friday
Goshen Theater • Friday, 11 a.m.
Directed by Howard Hawks
1hr 32min | Drama/Romance | 1940
Enjoy this special RBFF screening of the classic film, His Girl Friday, directed by Hollywood Legend, Howard Hawks.
Hawks was born in Goshen Indiana on the corner of 5th & Jefferson, on May 30, 1896, and had a prolific career in film throughout the 20th century.
Ironically, the first motion picture was shown in Goshen, the same year, on December 10, 1896. Billed as “the scientific wonder of the world,” the movie played to a sold-out crowd at the Irwin Theater (The Goshen Theater).
Some of Hawks films include: Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959).
Hawks received accolades throughout his career. When Hawks was awarded his lifetime achievement Academy Award, the citation referred to the director as “a giant of the American cinema whose pictures, taken as a whole, represent one of the most consistent, vivid, and varied bodies of work in world cinema.” It is a fitting epitaph for one of the greatest directors in the history of American, and world cinema.
Schedule is subject to change.
In some cases, seating is limited. Arrive early to insure a seat!
2019 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors
Allen Brenneman • Celtx • Common Spirits • Flowers By Phoebe • Goshen Motors • Greensweep Cleaning Services • Lesson.ly • The Local • Salon J • Vinyl Wagon Crew • Weston Fribley • Woodstar Photography • Yoder Culp Funeral Home
This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
And a special thanks to our 2019 Festival hosts