Summertime

Film/Video

Katherine Hepburn in Summertime
Image courtesy of Janus Films

Summertime

Valentine Day's Classic
New 35mm Print!
David Lean, 1955

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Mon, Feb 14, 2005 7 PM

Take your sweetie to Venice for Valentine's Day...with Katherine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi.
In Summertime Katherine Hepburn plays an American spinster from Akron looking for love while vacationing in Venice. Her prayers appear to be answered as she is swept off her feet by a handsome Italian (Rossano Brazzi). As critic David Denby notes, "Lean captures an emotion that almost every American traveling in Europe has felt at one time or another: the intolerable oppressiveness of beauty when it's experienced in solitude." Venice's seductive charm is exquisitely captured by Jack Hildyard's Technicolor cinematography. (100 mins.)

support credits

Season support provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)