Manly! ‘Spartacus’ on Father’s Day


Calling all dads! Sunday’s your day to escape the dreary parade of chick flicks your wife drags you to. Get your manhood on with a Father’s Day screening of Spartacus, hosted by the Los Angeles Conservancy at Theatre at Act Hotel.

If you are “questioning,” as part of the LGBTQ contingent , you may like to seek counsel from Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt against the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC. This three plus hour chestnut of Hollywood history was directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Dalton Trumbo. The film’s great cast also stars Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, and Tony Curtis.

The making of Spartacus is intimately connected with Hollywood’s history of censorship, including the identity of its screenwriter, Trumbo, who also worked under the pseudonyms Sam Jackson, Marcel Klauber, or Ben L. Perry. Kirk Douglas ultimately defied the blacklist in using Trumbo’s name in the film’s credits.

In honor of Father’s Day, the first 100 dads to arrive at the screening receive a free popcorn!

grrr…. i am man … hear me roar

Spartacus | Los Angeles Conservancy Last Remaining Seats | Theatre at Ace Hotel | June 16, 3 pm

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