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TT Cinema: Cactus Flower Screening
February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm£15
Our screening schedule frolics on into February with a screening of one of the all-time classic romantic comedies – Gene Saks’ 1967 hit, Cactus Flower.
Featuring a star-studded cast including Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau, and Goldie Hawn, the film follows the escapades of dentist, Dr Julian Winston (Matthau) as he attempt to woo the young and beautiful Toni Simmons (Hawn).
After being stood up by Dr Winston, Simmons attempts to commit suicide by inhaling gas from a second-hand stove. Her neighbour, Igor Sullivan, smells the gas and rescues her by using mouth to mouth resuscitation, which evolves into a kiss after Toni regains consciousness.
Upon learning of Toni’s suicide attempt, Julian decides to marry Toni, but he needs a wife to divorce in order to sustain his earlier lie that he was a married man. Julian asks Stephanie Dickinson (Bergman), his longtime nurse, to pose as his wife. At first unwilling, she ultimately relents, since she has long had a crush on her employer. The prickly cactus Miss Dickinson keeps on her desk in the office gives the film its name. Ultimately, both the cactus and Miss Dickinson “bloom”.
The film was a critical and box office hit upon its release, with the breakout performance of Goldie Hawn in particular singled out for her commitment to the role and the subtle humour she brings throughout. Her performance in Cactus Flower eventually won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Come and enjoy the ride. Tickets are available at £15 a head, or you can couple up and bag yourselves two for £20 when using the code ‘cactus’ at checkout. Complimentary cocktail included as standard.