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PSPL at the Movies: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for an in-person discussion of the 1966 musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
This side-splitting comedy follows Zero Mostel as Pseudolus, an ancient Roman slave who will lie, steal, and cheat his way to freedom. His dream may finally come to reality when his master’s son, Hero, falls in love with a courtesan next door, promising to free him if he can just unite the two young lovers. Obstacles abound as the courtesan’s buyer comes into town, Pseudolus’ master falls in love with the courtesan, and miscommunications pile up.
Content warning: slavery, bawdiness, sexual innuendo, and comedic violence
Please register for this in-person discussion at https://psplky.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=19377&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/04/06.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is available for viewing via the library’s free streaming service, Kanopy. To access the film, go to the PSPL home page (www.pspl.org), click on the Ebooks & More tab, and then click on the Kanopy image. If you are a first-time Kanopy user, you will need to create an account using a valid email address, a password of your choosing, and your 12-digit library card number.
Once you have a Kanopy account, log in to Kanopy, and search for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” in the search bar at the top of the page. It should be the only result by MGM. If you have trouble accessing Kanopy (or for more information), please contact Cindy at 352-2665 x107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For registrants who have trouble accessing Kanopy or prefer not to stream the film, there are a limited number of DVDs available for pick-up (first come, first served).