Thu, Jun 15 7:30 pm
Directors: Charles Crichton & John Cleese (1988), Cast: John Cleese, Jaime Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, R
Join us for pre-show laughs, trivia, and door prizes with Jack McEnany a comic and writer living in Franconia followed by the 35th Anniversary screening of the hit comedy, A Fish Called Wanda.
Follow British gangster George Thomason and his hapless aide, Ken Pile, who draft a pair of arrogant Americans, grifter Wanda Gerschwitz and weapons expert Otto West, for a massive diamond heist. When the job goes badly, Wanda attempts to seduce George’s stuffy lawyer, Archie Leach, to find out where George hid the diamonds. Meanwhile, Ken repeatedly attempts to kill an elderly woman who witnessed the robbery. “Low comedy at high speed, it pretends to be a caper movie about a smooth London jewel heist and its infinitely complex aftermath. Actually, it’s a smart farce about ingrained cultural differences.” —Los Angeles Times