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Katherine Hepburn in Summertime
Image courtesy of Janus Films
Valentine Day's Classic
New 35mm Print! David Lean, 1955
Mon, Feb 14, 2005 7 PM
Take your sweetie to Venice for Valentine's Day...with Katherine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi. In Summertime Katherine Hepburn plays an American spinster from Akron looking for love while vacationing in Venice. Her prayers appear to be answered as she is swept off her feet by a handsome Italian (Rossano Brazzi). As critic David Denby notes, "Lean captures an emotion that almost every American traveling in Europe has felt at one time or another: the intolerable oppressiveness of beauty when it's experienced in solitude." Venice's seductive charm is exquisitely captured by Jack Hildyard's Technicolor cinematography. (100 mins.)

support credits

Season support provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.