From the Self-Promotion Department: The Shop Around the Corner at the Brooks Thursday Night
October 6, 2010 at 2:21PM
The Brooks Museum of Art's ongoing "Reel to Real" series, in which Memphians involved in the city's film and arts scene select and introduce films, continues this Thursday night. The host for this edition is, um, me.
Because Memphis audiences have displayed such a ravenous appetite for classic Hollywood films not named Casablanca or Gone With the Wind or directed by Alfred Hitchcock, I'm showing Ernst Lubitsch's 1940 romantic/workplace comedy The Shop Around the Corner, selected because it's probably my favorite film that A) isn't widely known and B) as far as I know hasn't screened locally (at least since it's original run).