The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
What’s Up, Doc?
Bogdanovich’s exquisitely paced screwball comedy is a loving homage to the genre’s classical era, particularly Hawks’ Bringing Up Baby. Barbra Streisand stars as the warmly exasperating Judy who will stop at nothing to win over Ryan O’Neal’s dithering musicologist. Adding to the chaos are absurd subplots involving mistaken identity and misplaced luggage, a note-perfect feature debut performance by Madeline Kahn, and dynamic San Francisco location cinematography by László Kovács. With Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton and Michael Murphy.
35mm print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.
Also screening on Wed 28 June
Everyone has their reasons: The films of Peter Bogdanovich
Targets (1968) – Wed 21 Jun, 7pm
The Last Picture Show (1971) – Wed 21 Jun, 8.50pm
What's Up, Doc? (1972) – Wed 28 Jun, 7pm
Squirrels to the Nuts (2014/2022) – Wed 28 Jun, 8.50pm
Saint Jack (1979) – Wed 5 Jul, 7pm
At Long Last Love (1975) – Wed 5 Jul, 9.05pm
About the program
Born in upstate New York to immigrants who had fled the Nazis, Peter Bogdanovich (1939–2022) will always be remembered as the notable American auteur who took the French path from criticism to filmmaking...
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