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'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' to Screen
Feb. 1-4 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Jan. 23, 2007

poster for Guess Who's Coming to DinnerEAU CLAIRE — "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967) will screen Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 1-4, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Winner of the Academy Award for best actress (Katharine Hepburn) and best original screenplay, the film will be shown at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

A young woman brings the successful doctor she has just met and plans to marry to meet her affluent, liberal parents (Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, in his final performance). The idea of an interracial marriage shakes their household, as well as their prospective son-in-law's parents when they hastily fly in for dinner. Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton costar in this once-controversial, now charmingly dated love story.

"It would be easy to tear the plot to shreds," wrote film critic Roger Ebert, "and catch [director Stanley] Kramer in the act of copping out. But why? On its own terms, this film is a joy to see, an evening of superb entertainment."

The 108-minute film is rated G.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby, and will be sold at the door.

The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.

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