OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT AUGUST 19 – “GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER” (1967)

Outdoor Movie Night returns to Duboce Park on Saturday, August 19, with the 1967 comedy-drama “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” starring Spencer Tracey, Sidney Poitier, and Katherine Hepburn, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress. William Rose received the Oscar for Best Screenplay. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Stanley Kramer), Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score.

The movie begins at 8 p.m. on the upper lawn. The event is free and is sponsored by Friends of Duboce Park and San Francisco Recreation & Parks. Popcorn, hot chocolate and other snacks will be available at the Friends’ popular refreshment stand.

The film contains a (then rare) positive representation of the controversial subject of interracial marriage. Storyline: a couple’s attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé. The film is notable for being the ninth and final on-screen pairing of Tracy and Hepburn, which filming ending just 17 days before Tracy’s death.

Movie Bingo cards will be distributed before the movie begins and the first five people who correctly and completely fill out and submit their bingo cards will win gift cards to Peet’s.  Each square on the card has a question about the movie to be answered.

The first outdoor movie in Duboce Park was shown on 2010 and featured Pursuit of Happiness starring Will Smith with Duboce Park and the Duboce Triangle in supporting roles.

Movies with a San Francisco theme have been shown at all of our previous Movie Nights: The Rock in 2011, The Incredibles in 2011, Mrs. Doubtfire in 2012, Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 2013, So I Married an Axe Murderer in 2014, Milk in 2015, and Inside Out last year.

The N Judah stops right at Duboce Park and there are many other MUNI lines within a few blocks of the park. For more information or to volunteer, please contact mark@friendsofdubocepark.org or doug@friendsofdubocepark.org.

 

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