Join us for a hilarious journey through the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age. From the witty banter of the 1930s to the madcap antics of the 1940s, Screwball Sundays will showcase some of the most beloved comedies of all time.

Doors open 45 minutes early for preshow of 1930s shorts, cartoons, and newsreels.

Legendary film critic, historian and author Molly Haskell will be speaking and signing books at the Camelot Theater’s screenings of The Palm Beach Story starring Claudette Colbert on April 27, and Design for Living starring Gary Cooper on April 28.

Ms. Haskell is the author of six books. From Reverence To Rape, the Treatment of Women in the Movies is cited as one of the most influential books in film history. She has written for The New York Times, The Guardian UK, Esquire, The Nation, Town and Country, The New York Observer, The New York Review of Books, The Village Voice, New York Magazine, and Vogue. She has served as associate Professor of Film at Barnard, and as Adjunct Professor of Film at Columbia University.

Steven C. Smith will be speaking and signing his book Music By Max Steiner, The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer on March 3 at the Camelot Theater’s screening of Arsenic and Old Lace starring Cary Grant.

Mr. Smith is a film historian, author, and national speaker. He is a four-time Emmy nominated producer of over 200 documentaries, and has also authored A Heart at Fire’s Center, The Life And Music of Bernard Herrmann.

Kristen Lopez will be speaking and signing her TCM book, But Have You Read The Book? on April 7 at the Camelot Theater’s screening of Sullivan’s Travels, starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.

Ms. Lopez is an entertainment journalist and the Film Editor for TheWrap. She is a regular contributor to TCM, has written for Variety, Roger Ebert and MTV, and was the TV editor for IndieWire. Ms. Lopez is the creator of the classic film podcast, Ticklish Business, now running for eight years. Her next book is set to be published in 2025.

Rob Kozlowski will be speaking and signing his book Becoming Nick & Nora, The Thin Man and the Films of William Powell and Myrna Loy on April 14, at the Camelot Theater’s screening of After The Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

Mr. Kozlowski is a film historian, journalist, and author. He has taught comedy writing at Second City Chicago and at the Cinema and Television Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago. Mr. Kozlowski has authored two other books on the entertainment industry, The Art of Chicago Improv: Short Cuts to Long-Form Improvisation, and The Actor’s Guide to the Internet.

Kimberly Truhler will be speaking and signing her book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s at the May 5th screening of HOLIDAY, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Holiday will be exhibited on 35mm film.

Ms. Truhler is a film and fashion historian and the founder of She has contributed to TCM, The National Film Registry, the BBC, Elle, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, CNN’s series American Style, the Encyclopedia of Film and Television Costume Design and American Cinematheque. Ms. Truhler has taught History of Fashion in Film at Woodbury University.


Olympia Kiriakou will be speaking at the May 19th screening of Twentieth Century, starring Carole Lombard and John Barrymore.

Olympia Kiriakou is the author of Becoming Carole Lombard: Stardom, Comedy and Legacy (2020). She teaches film history and theory at Florida Atlantic University, hosts the podcast The Screwball Story, and created the website Dr. Kiriakou earned her PhD in Film Studies from King’s College London. She also holds an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, and a BA, Honors in Multimedia Studies from FAU.

Aliece Pickett will speak at the Screwball Sundays film series. She will discuss the genre’s origins during its classic period from the Great Depression through World War II, plot elements, character archetypes, and distinguishing dialogue. Ms. Pickett will also interview special guest speakers, noted film authors Molly Haskell, Steven C. Smith, Rob Kozlowski, Kristen Lopez and Kimber Truhler.

Ms. Pickett is co-founder of the Film Society of Screwball Comedy has created a comprehensive catalog and database of screwball comedy films to be used for film research and restoration, and for use by film enthusiasts.

“Some people think the movies should be more like life. I don’t. I think life should be more like the movies.” Myrna Loy

Grant Recipient
2022, 2023, 2024