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Annual Christmas Cinema: Roman Holiday

Date(s) - Tuesday, December 25th
12:00 pm CST - 4:00 pm CST

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

dsc0801-version-2Looking for something fun to do Christmas Day? Enjoy the radiant and stylish love story starring a luminous Audrey Hepburn and handsome Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday.

The screenwriter of Roman Holiday, Dalton Trumbo, refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee’s investigation of communist influences in the motion picture industry. He, and hundreds of other industry professionals, was subsequently blacklisted.

Film Synopsis: Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann’s regal identity and bets his editor he can get an exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

We will begin screening the film at 1:00 pm and should end around 3:00 pm, giving you enough time to view permanent and special exhibits before or after the film.

Film screening begins at 1:00 pm with FREE popcorn
Cost: Museum Admission | Members FREE

Offered in connection with Blacklist: Hollywood’s Red Scare, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, October 12, 2018 – February 10, 2019.

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