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FILM | 'Arsenic and Old Lace' 

By now you might be a bit over the holiday spirit — hell, I was done with carols and seasonal films when they debuted in November (sorry-not-sorry). So if you're looking to clear your brain of Santa and mangers and panic-heavy commercialism for a tic, head over to the Dryden Theatre for one of two screenings of the classic 1944 madcap comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace." Director Frank Capra's only film with leading man Cary Grant tells the story of a drama critic, Mortimer Brewster (Grant), who on the day after his nuptials learns that his elderly aunts are murderers, and that madness and homicidal tendencies run in the family — one of his brothers believes he's Teddy Roosevelt and the other is on the lam for a string of killings.

Screens Thursday, December 28, and Saturday, December 30, at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue. 7:30 p.m. both nights. $8 general; $4 for students; free to members. 327-4800;


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