Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 7:30pm
USA 1950. Dir: Henry Koster. 105 min. DCP
Fans of Jimmy Stewart (and who isn’t!) are sure to be charmed by this offbeat, whimsical comedy in which the screen legend stars as Elwood P. Dowd, a congenial man of leisure who spends most of his time in the bar with his best friend Harvey — an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit! Although the big bunny is accepted at Charlie’s Bar (the barman always brings two drinks to the table), back at home Elwood’s socially-ambitious sister Veta (Josephine Hull, in an Oscar-winning role), is at her wit’s end. Convinced that Elwood’s behaviour is hurting her daughter Myrtle Mae’s marriage prospects, Veta sets out to have him committed to a mental hospital. Named to the AFI’s lists of the 100 funniest American comedies and top ten American fantasies of all time, Harvey is worth getting to know!
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Randall F. White, a clinical professor of psychiatry at UBC and the medical director of the B.C. Psychosis Program at UBC Hospital.
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.
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