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Elwood P Dowd (James Stewart) likes to hang out with his friend Harvey – but because Harvey is a 6 ft, 3 1/2-inch-tall invisible rabbit, Elwood’s family are understandably concerned and doubt Harvey’s existence. You can see for yourself at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 14 with a free screening of the 1950 comedy-drama film ‘Harvey’ at SPRINGfilm. The film follows Elwood as his sister Veta, (Josephine Hull in an Oscar winning performance) attempts to have him committed to a sanitorium after the entire family have become social outcasts. The film was based on a 1944 play of the same name with Stewart described by Variety as “the perfect casting for the character so well does he convey the idea that escape from life into a pleasant half-world existence has many points in its favor”. This free showing will be at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater at 6:30 p.m

Starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull and Peggy Dow, directed by Henry Koster; 104 minutes; (1950).

SPRINGfilm continues at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2023, with a free showing of the Korean black comedy-thriller “Parasite”, the 2019 winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and the first non-English language film to with the Best Picture Academy Award.

SPRINGfilm is made possible by a partnership between the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Public Library Foundation, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the Wildish Community Theater and is generously sponsored by Plank Town Brewing Company.

All events are free and open to the public.

What: SPRINGfilm: Harvey (1950)

When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Where: Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477

Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Mark Riddle, mriddle@springfield-or.gov, (541) 726-2238.

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