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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6:00 p.m.


Concert Hall


Regular price
Free Event

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

1967, 108 minutes, color, written by William Rose, directed by Stanley Kramer

Joanna (Katherine Houghton) comes home with John (Sidney Poitier), her new fiance.  Although he’s a successful doctor and a Nobel Prize candidate, her parents, Christina (Katherine Hepburn) and Matthew (Spencer Tracy), are taken aback when they discover John is black.  And as John’s parents also have their doubts over the impending marriage, the good doctor has his work cut out for him, because he won’t marry Joanna unless there’s unanimous parental consent.

Jacqueline Johnson, associate professor and department chair of Sociology at Adelphi will lead a discussion following the film.

This spring, the Adelphi University Department of History will host a series of film screenings exploring the history of immigration, migration and race. At the conclusion of each screening, a member of the Adelphi faculty will lead a discussion about the film with the audience.  All screenings will take place in the Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

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For further information, please contact:

Department of History
Blodgett Hall, Room 200
p – 516.877.4790