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You Must Remember This: Favorite Movies and Their Times

Daytime Program (Session 2 of 3-Session Course)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0049
$20 - Member
$25 - Non-Member
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Theatrical poster for the release of the 1959 film "Some Like It Hot"

Save $15 when you purchase all 3 sessions of this Favorite Movies and Their Times course!


  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Online registration is required.
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Some moments in movies never leave us: a snappy line of dialogue, a dance in the rain or by the Seine, a timeless love song, a great last line. In a three-part film discussion series featuring film clips and stills, documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson revisits some of our favorite movies and characters, setting them against the backdrop of their times, the people who dreamed them up, and the America they reflected—or asked us to imagine. 

Lukinson, a multiple Emmy Award winner, created more than 200 short biographical films for the Kennedy Center Honors. She teaches at NYU and the 92nd Street Y.


Who Was That Woman? Comedy, Sex, and the Movies

Some Like It Hot and Tootsie, two of Hollywood’s funniest and most inventive comedies, play with the idea of role reversals, with leading men in dresses co-starring with the most beautiful, sexy women of their day. Brilliantly written and directed by Hollywood’s best, these movie masterpieces released 23 years apart remind us that a person can be more than one thing and that “Nobody’s perfect.”


If you are interested in additional Favorite Movies and Their Times sessions, view the upcoming winter schedule:


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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.