Harvey

Monday, August 5th at 7pm (hosted) & Tuesday, August 6th at 1pm

Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) is a wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit named Harvey. Elwood lives with his sister Veta (Josephine Hull) and her daughter (Victoria Horne), and Veta worries that Elwood has gone insane. In the process of trying to have him committed, Veta admits that she occasionally sees Harvey herself. The director of the mental home, Dr. Chumley (Cecil Kellaway), tries to reconcile his duty to help Elwood with his own growing experiences with Harvey. Based on a Pulitzer-prize winning play, critics found the moving charming and one of Stewart’s best performances. (1950, 1h 44m)

MONDAY NIGHT PRESENTER: Terry Lindvall occupies the C. S. Lewis Chair of Communication and Christian Thought at Virginia Wesleyan University. He has published fourteen books including God on the Big Screen (NYU Press, 2019), recently adapted as a feature film, Hollywood, Teach Us to Pray (2023). He has attended the NARO since he saw Aguirre, the Wrath of God in 1978.

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