Lunch + A Movie: Girl Happy

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer (Elvis Presley) and his band to keep an eye on his daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale. Chaos ensues. Everyone lands in jail. Also stars Biloxi-native Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959. Learn more about Girl Happy from Ward Emling, retired director of …

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Film Screening: Girl Happy

In May we're screening one of Elvis's beach party films, Girl Happy (1965). The plot—A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer (Elvis Presley) and his band to keep an eye on his daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "Boy sings; girls swoon." Not rated, 1h 36 minutes. Bring a …

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Film Screening: The Hate U Give

Breaking from our selection of Hall of Fame Inductees, today we honor Mississippi writer and Jackson native, Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give is based on the novel by Thomas and tells the story of an African American teenager, Starr Carter, who must stand up for what's right after witnessing the fatal shooting of her …

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Film Screening: Bruce Almighty

How often do we complain about life? Join us as we finish this summer's film series with the official voice of God, Morgan Freeman. After complaining to God about doing a terrible job, Bruce Nolan, played by Jim Carey, is given the chance to be God. Nolan is given almighty powers for a week and …

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