Why Can’t We Live Together? Film Series: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner ‧ 1967 ‧ Stanley Kramer ‧ 1h 48min ‧ Free admission
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are unforgettable as perplexed parents in this landmark 1967 movie about mixed marriage. Joanna, the beautiful daughter of crusading publisher Matthew Drayton and his patrician wife Christina, returns home with her new fiance, John Prentice, a distinguished black doctor. Christina accepts her daughter's decision to marry John, but Matthew is shocked by this interracial union; the doctor's parents are equally dismayed. Both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance. In Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, director Stanley Kramer has created a masterful study of society's prejudices.
This film screening is free and open to the public and part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays (each Wednesday, general admission is free from 3-9pm). Advance RSVP recommended. Voluntary donations appreciated.

Why Can’t We Live Together? features films chosen in an effort to make sense of our common humanity. The diverse range of films explore our present moment of conflict, addressing narratives of difference and resentment as well as hope and beauty. See full schedule here.

Generously sponsored by Contemporary Forum and Lisa Sette Gallery.

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