Webster University Film Series Presents Raising Arizona
May 2, 2012
What: 25th Anniversary Screening
Recidivist hold-up man H.I. McDonnough (Nicholas Cage) and police woman Edwina (Holly Hunter) marry, only to discover they are unable to conceive a child, because, as Hi puts it, "Ed's womb was a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase.” Desperate for a baby, the pair decide to kidnap one of the quintuplets of furniture tycoon Nathan Arizona (Terry Wilson). The McDonnoughs try to keep their crime secret, while friends, co-workers and a feral bounty hunter look to use Nathan Jr. for their own purposes. A brilliant combination of Preston Sturges influenced screwball comedy, and Tex Avery’s slapstick, make this one of the most beloved and instantly cultish of the Coen Brothers films. (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1987, USA, 94 min.)
When: Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 PM
For more information please visit the Film Series website.
Where: Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Cost: $6 general admission, $5 seniors (60+), students from other schools, and Webster University Alumni. Cash or check only.
The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council - a state agency.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.