On Friday, November 9, the public is invited to enjoy another installment of the Sippican Historical Society’s popular program, Classic Film Friday. One Friday each month, the Society presents a classic movie and offers a discussion on its historical context or significance.
November’s film is Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a 1939 drama starring Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains. The film centers on a naive, small-town senator who heads to the nation’s capitol and finds himself pitted against ruthless politicians out to ruin him. Directed by Frank Capra, the film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and is included in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
Classic Film Fridays are held at the Marion Music Hall (164 Front Street) and are offered free of charge to the public. Films begin at 7:00 pm and refreshments are available. For more information, contact the SHS at 508-748-1116.