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Wednesday, December 10, 2018

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum




Duck Soup


The Marx Brothers



Attention Groucho Marxists! In these dark times there a moments when you just need a good laugh, join us for what many believe is the funniest of the Marx Brothers' films, the classic ...

  • Intro:
    • Set in the country of 'Freedonia,' against the backdrop of rising fascism and war, this film is especially relevant during the current lame DUCK session of the Wisconsin Legislature, when our democracy is under attack by Banana Republicans in the last days of Walkerstan...
    • 'Arguably the Marx Brothers' funniest film, this comedy masterpiece contains several famous scenes, including the hilarious mirror sequence. A wealthy widow offers financial aid to the bankrupt country of Freedonia on condition that Rufus T. Firefly be made leader. But his chaotic, inept regime bumbles into war with neighboring Sylvania.'
    • Director: Leo McCarey
      Writers: Bert Kalmar (story), Harry Ruby (story)
      Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx


Forum Schedule:

6 PM Doors open.
Come early for progressive conversation.
6:30-8 PM Movie starts



*Community Room
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.


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