FLIRTING WITH DISASTER
1996, Miramax, 92 min, USA, Dir: David O. Russell

Hoping to better understand his own upbringing, Ben Stiller piles his new baby, wife Patricia Arquette and adoption agency case worker Téa Leoni into a car and sets out on a cross-country odyssey in search of his birth parents, finding mistaken identity, misdirected advances and more along the way. Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin costar in this hilarious modern screwball. "FLIRTING thrusts you into a sexy, giddy maelstrom of confusion, mischance and misadventure that gets funnier and funnier as it goes along." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times


IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
1934, Sony Repertory, 105 min, USA, Dir: Frank Capra

The first film to win all five major Oscars (as if a comedy could ever pull that off today!) remains a jewel of timing and charm, as runaway bride Claudette Colbert finds herself saddled with pushy reporter Clark Gable, who smells the story of his career. The legendary hitchhiking and "Walls of Jericho" scenes are only the tip of this matchless comic tour de force. Screenplay by Robert Riskin; with Walter Connolly, Alan Hale and Roscoe Karns.


SITTING DUCKS
1980, Rainbow Releasing, 87 min, USA, Dir: Henry Jaglom

Small-time thieves Simon and Sidney (Michael Emil and Zack Norman) embark on a wacky road trip out of Miami in a limousine stuffed with cash stolen from the mob. Their ultimate destination? Costa Rica. On the road they pick up a crew of unlikely passengers, including a singing chauffeur and two women they meet at a Holiday Inn. A zany, hilarious, screwball road comedy about sex, money and vitamins.


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