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Horse Feathers


Introduced by Wayne Koestenbaum

Followed by a book signing

Dir. Norman Z. McLeod. 1932, 68 mins. Digital projection. With The Marx Brothers. With Groucho as the President of Huxley College, and Harpo as his secret weapon in the football rivalry against Darwin University, Horse Feathers is one of the Brothers’ funniest and most scathing attacks on authority. Wayne Koestenbaum, a poet, cultural critic, and distinguished professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, will introduce the film. Koestenbaum’s new book, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, is a wide-ranging and virtuosic exploration of the astonishing range of Harpo’s body—its kinks, sexual multiplicities, somnolence, Jewishness, “cute” pathos, and more. Followed by a book signing in the Moving Image Store.

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