On Sunday, November 11, MenAlive – The Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus are back at The Frida – and are bringing back audience favorite Auntie Mame with them!
Presented as a special benefit screening, Auntie Mame, an uproarious 1958 comedy that was nominated for six Academy Awards, stars Rosalind Russell in her iconic role as Mame Dennis, a progressive and independent woman of the 1920s, who is left to care for her nephew Patrick after his wealthy father dies. Mr. Babcock, Patrick’s assigned executor, objects to Mame’s unconventional way of living, and tries to force her to send Patrick to prep school. What’s a loving free-spirited aunt to do when her bond with her favorite nephew is tested by conservative society?
Tickets are $15, and benefit MenAlive Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus, an organization dedicated to promoting understanding and acceptance for the LGBT community, and countering the fear and discrimination that threatens all of society – especially youth – through the love of performance, community outreach, and friendship. Learn more at ocgmc.org.
1958. Directed by Morton DaCosta. 143 minutes. Not rated. Special Rental Fundraising Event: Frida Cinema passes and Member discounts not valid.
Sunday, November 11th – 6pm
“Possibly the greatest comedy of all time, with a performance by Rosalind Russell that can only be described as ‘bravura’.” – Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
“THE Rosalind Russell movie, and still fabulously funny.” – Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
“To this day, I still regard Auntie Mame as one of the highest of achievements of that very American decade.” – Charles Mudede, The Stranger