LUCY AND DESI
AMY POEHLER | USA | 2022 | 103 MIN | PG | ENGLISH
Part of the Community Screening Series
In partnership with Philadelphia Women in Film and Television (PWIFT)
Tickets for this event are FREE, a reservation to the event is required.
Admission is on a first-come first-served basis.
From director Amy Poehler, LUCY AND DESI explores the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific power couples in entertainment history. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz risked everything to be together. Their love for each other led to the most influential show in the history of television, I Love Lucy. Desi – A refugee from Cuba after his family lost everything during the Cuban revolution of 1933, became a band leader, an actor and eventually a brilliant producer and technical pioneer. Lucille came from nothing and, with an unrivaled work ethic, built a career as a model, chorus girl and eventually as an actor in the studio system. She found her calling in comedy, first in radio. When Lucille was finally granted the opportunity to have her own television show, she insisted that her real-life spouse, Desi, be cast as her husband. Defying the odds, they re-invented the medium, on the screen and behind the cameras. The foundation of I Love Lucy was the constant rupture and repair of unconditional love. What Lucy and Desi couldn’t make work with each other, they gave to the rest of the world. LUCY AND DESI is an insightful and intimate peek behind the curtain of these two remarkable trailblazers – featuring interviews with Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, Norman Lear, Desi Arnaz Jr, Carol Burnett and Bette Midler.
Cast: Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, Norman Lear, Desi Arnaz Jr, Carol Burnett and Bette Midler.
About Philadelphia Women in Film and Television (PWIFT)
Philadelphia Women in Film and Television is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, advocating for, and celebrating women in all areas of media in the Philadelphia area.
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