Seminar: The Thin Man

Event Date
Thursday, December 15th

Find out about the secret society of screwball comedy detectives in Jake Mulligan’s seminar about The Thin Man!

Join DigBoston film critic Jake Mulligan for a seminar to discuss the exciting origins of Nick and Nora Charles, and the secret history of screwball detective comedies surrounding The Thin Man. Finishing with an investigation into the connections between Hollywood franchises in the 1930s and the 2020s, this seminar is sure to blow the case wide open!


Jake Mulligan is the film section editor and critic at DigBoston, is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, and has taught classes and seminars at the Coolidge before, including “Defining Screwball Comedy” in 2019 and “Roger Corman, Producer” in 2020. His film criticism has also been published in The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, and Filmmaker Magazine. 

“I’ve always wanted to look deeper into the connection between screwball comedies and crime fiction, and The Thin Man provides the perfect base. Mixing up those classic American traditions like a precisely made cocktail, the movie pulls off the combination with an illusory ease that few others have ever achieved. I’m so excited to speak more about it at the Coolidge, and then to join everyone in (re)watching this classy and intoxicating holiday classic!” —Jake Mulligan

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