Morton DaCosta, Auntie Mame, 1958 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest

Auntie Mame

Friday, Dec 13, 2019

2 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$10 Members

$12 General

$5 Member early bird tickets available until day of screening

First appearing as a novel by Patrick Dennis in 1955, then adapted for the stage, Morton DaCosta’s Auntie Mame follows an orphan in the care of his vivacious and free-wheeling aunt, Mame, portrayed by Rosalind Russell. The rollicking comedy flows with Mame’s ethos that “life is a banquet,” even as mid-century class and social norms seek to tamp down her uproarious energy.

Film Details

Director: Morton DaCosta

Year: 1958

Running time: 143 minutes

Country: USA

Language: English

Format: 35mm

Screens courtesy: Swank Distribution