Freeport, Illinois – Join the Spencer Tracy film staff, Christy’s and the rest of the public August 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Christy’s for a special Trivia Night.
As part of the annual Spencer Tracy Film Festival held in Freeport, Illinois Christy’s will host this fun family event. The Spencer Tracy 5th Annual Film Festival this year runs from Friday – Sunday, August 19-21, 2016. No entry fee. Teams of 2 to 8. Prizes. Christy’s is located at 1802 Crossroads Ln in Freeport. (815) 233-6292
Co-sponsored by the Stephenson County Historical Society and the Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Times And Dates of the Spencer Tracy Film Festival showings this year are:
AUGUST 19TH AT 7PM
A courtroom rivalry finds its way into the household when prosecuting lawyer Adam Bonner (Spencer Tracy) faces off against his wife, Amanda (Katharine Hepburn), who happens to be a defense attorney. Working on opposite sides of a case where a women has shot her cheating husband, Adam and Amanda are both determined to win and their home becomes the setting for comical showdowns with neither spouse willing to relent.
AUGUST 20TH AT 1PM
A boarding house for female theater actresses gets a new arrival in the form of Terry Randall (Katharine Hepburn) an upper-class woman pursuing her dreams against her wealthy father’s wishes. At first her status makes her unpopular with the other boarders, particularly Jean (Ginger Rogers). As Terry becomes better acquainted with the other girls and their shared ambitions, rivalry – both professional and romantic – explodes among them.
After a religious spinster’s (Katharine Hepburn) missionary brother is killed in WWI Africa, a dissolute steamer captain (Humphrey Bogart) offers her safe passage. She’s not satisfied so she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans. The trip along the river leads to love.
Cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) and his conciliatory wife, Ethel (Hepburn) spend summers at their New England vacation home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond. This year their adult daughter, Chelsea (Jane Fonda), visits with her new fiancée and his teenage son, Billy on their way to Europe. After leaving Billy behind to bond with Norman, Chelsea returns, attempting to repair long-standing differences with her father before it’s too late.
All films are $6 each admission.
The festival is held at the Lindo Theatre, 115 South Chicago Avenue, Freeport, IL
call 815-233-0025 for details.
Wednesday, Aug. 17 — “Trivia Night: Hollywood, Spencer Tracy and Freeport” at Christy’s / get a team together and try to win some movie passes;
Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. at Winneshiek Players — “Katharine Hepburn: On the Actor’s Stage” starring Becky Connors–tickets at the door / reception follows.
Christy’s is located at 1802 Crossroads Ln in Freeport. (815) 233-6292