The Marx Brothers' 1933 comedy Duck Soup is set in the fictional country of "Freedonia." From this basis, a Fredonia student created Freedonia Marxonia to celebrate the connection between Fredonia and the Marx Brothers.
All are invited to a screening of Duck Soup in the Reed Library Classroom. Groucho Marx plays Rufus T. Firefly, president of Freedonia.
The running time of the film is 68 minutes. (Immediately following the screening (at 3:15 in the Library Classroom), performer, author, and entertainment historian Trav S.D. will lead a discussion, "Why Wasn't Duck Soup a Hit?)
Contact Cindy Yochym in Reed Library for additional information - Cynthia.Yochym@fredonia.edu.
Freedonia Marxonia is supported by the Hahn Family Freedonia Marxonia Fund of the Fredonia College Foundation.
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Reed Library, Library Classroom
Reed Library, Fredonia, NY 14063