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Comedy Film Festival

THE TOP 5 COMEDY FILMS OF ALL TIME!

The Rialto Square Theatre has expanded its programming of the Last Laugh Comedy Festival to include a COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL. The RIALTO’S LAST LAUGH COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL will consist of the top 5 funniest movies of all time ranked by the American Film Institute (AFI). To achieve the complete film festival experience, the Rialto Square Theatre has partnered with the University of St. Francis and their academic departments on hosting the RIALTO’S LAST LAUGH COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL. Each film viewing will be accompanied by a University of St. Francis academic professor or advisor to host a discussion about the films.

Tickets are $5 / movie Or $20 for all 5 shows if bought as a package.

Tickets may be purchased at the Rialto box office or call 815-726-6600.

Tickets will also be available on performance days prior to show times at each viewing location (if not sold out.)  A limited number of tickets will be sold for each of the University of St. Francis movie showings.

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#5 Duck Soup

Monday, October 22 - 7:00PM

Location: University of St. Francis, Moser Performing Arts Center,
Sexton Auditorium
Host: Dr. Kevin Spicer, Assistant Professor, English at University of St. Francis
Parking: USF Parking Lots A & B. Disregard Parking Permit Signage. Directions.

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Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin, and directed by Leo McCarey. First released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on November 17, 1933, it starred what were then billed as the "Four Marx Brothers" (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo) and also featured Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern and Edgar Kennedy. It was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo, and the last of five Marx Brothers movies released by Paramount.

Duck Soup
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#4 Annie Hall

Tuesday, October 23 - 7:00PM

Location: University of St. Francis, Moser Performing Arts Center,
Sexton Auditorium
Host: Dr. Deb Workman, Assistant Professor, History at University of St. Francis
Parking: USF Parking Lots A & B. Disregard Parking Permit Signage. Directions.

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Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen from his screenplay co-written with Marshall Brickman and produced by Charles H. Joffe. The director co-stars as Alvy Singer, who investigates the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the film's eponymous female lead (Diane Keaton).

Annie hall
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#3 Dr. Strangelove

How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love
The Bomb

Wednesday, October 24 - 7:00PM

Location: University of St. Francis, Donovan Hall, San Damiano Hall
Host: Dr. David Veenstra, Assistant Professor, History at University of St. Francis
Parking: USF Parking Lots D & E. Disregard Parking Permit Signage.  Enter facility at Welcome Center. Directions.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 black comedy film which satirizes the nuclear scare. It was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and featuring Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens. The film is loosely based on Peter George's Cold War thriller novel Red Alert, also known as Two Hours to Doom.

Dr. Strangelove
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#2 Tootsie

Thursday, October 25 - 7:00PM

Location: University of St. Francis, Moser Performing Arts Center,
Sexton Auditorium
Host: Mr. Terry Cottrell, Director of Library Services at University of St. Francis
Parking: USF Parking Lots A & B. Disregard Parking Permit Signage. Directions.
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Tootsie is a 1982 American comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to go to extreme lengths to land a job. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange, with a supporting cast that includes Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Geena Davis, Bill Murray, and producer/director Sydney Pollack.

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#1 Some Like it Hot

Sunday, October 28 - 3:00PM

Location: Rialto Square Theater, 3 p.m.
Host: Dr. Randy Chilton, Professor Emeritus at University of St. Francis

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Some Like It Hot is an American romantic screwball comedy film, made in 1958 and released in 1959, which was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and George Raft.

Some Like it Hot