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Bryn Mawr Hospital partners with Bryn Mawr Film Institute for “What’s Up Doc?” film series

Bryn Mawr Hospital January 28, 2014 News Releases

Bryn Mawr Film Institute and Bryn Mawr Hospital are teaming up again to present five films as part of the “What’s Up, Doc?” film series. Now in its seventh year, “What’s Up, Doc?” pairs recent hits and Hollywood favorites with introductions by physicians that explore the medical truths behind the films. The special comedy edition of this ongoing series starts with Nancy Meyers’ Something’s Gotta Give on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and continues with Jonathan Levine’s 50/50 on Wednesday, Feb. 26, Carl Reiner’s The Man with Two Brains on Wednesday, March 12, Robert Zemeckis’ Death Becomes Her on Wednesday, March 26, and Vincente Minelli’s Father’s Little Dividend on Wednesday, April 9. All screenings will include themed giveaways, courtesy of Bryn Mawr Hospital.

Something’s Gotta Give – Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
When an aging playboy (Jack Nicholson) suffers a heart attack during a vacation with his much younger girlfriend, he’s left in the care of her successful playwright mother (Diane Keaton). Things heat up when the age-appropriate pair start to develop feelings for each other in this heartwarming romantic comedy.

Bryn Mawr Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Tarun Mathur will introduce this screening.

50/50 – Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm
Joseph Gordon-Levitt finds humor in unlikely places in this compelling dramedy about a young man diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With a fifty-fifty chance of survival, he relies on the support of his best friend (Seth Rogen) as he struggles to beat the disease and keep his spirits high in the face of grim circumstances.

Bryn Mawr Hospital Radiation Oncologist Dr. Linna Li will introduce the screening.

The Man with Two Brains – Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm
Steve Martin plays one of his wildest characters in this wacky and irreverent comedy about a neurosurgeon who falls in love with a dismembered human brain. Featuring Kathleen Turner as his gold-digging wife and a surprising cameo from a hysterical Merv Griffin, this comedy will keep you in stitches!

Bryn Mawr Hospital Neurologist Dr. Richard A. Eisner will introduce the screening.

Death Becomes Her – Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm
Tempted by the prospect of eternal youth and flawless beauty, a narcissistic actress and her longtime rival get more than they bargained for when each takes a magical cure for aging. Starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis, this zany dark comedy from Robert Zemeckis earned an Oscar for its outstanding special effects.

Bryn Mawr Hospital Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ronald Lohner will introduce this screening.

Father’s Little Dividend – Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 pm
When his daughter Kay announces that she and her husband are expecting a baby, Stanley Banks (Spencer Tracy) will have to come to terms with the fact that he’s going to become a grandfather. Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett reprise their roles in this classic sequel to the original Father of the Bride.

Bryn Mawr Hospital OB/GYN Dr. Patricia Ischiropoulos will introduce this screening.

Tickets for films are $12 general admission, $9 for seniors and students with ID, and $6.50 for Bryn Mawr Film Institute members. Advance tickets are available in person at the Box Office and online at BrynMawrFilm.org.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment—to deliver advanced medicine for treating and curing disease, playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to be the region's premier choice for clinical care, research, and education. A team of more than 10,000 employees, 3,000 nurses and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health System.

At Main Line Health's core are four of the region's most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region's largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care, and service, including U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, System Magnet® designation; the nation's highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect, equity, and inclusion, has proudly received awards in this area and has embraced the American Hospital Association's #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education, and research to help patients stay healthy and live their best lives.

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About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 284-bed, not-for-profit acute care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Bryn Mawr Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Bryn Mawr Hospital was named among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings for 2022–23. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also earned Magnet designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital's collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated neurovascular center is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital is affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to deliver exceptional care for pediatric patients and their families, including 24/7 coverage of the pediatric emergency department, pediatric inpatient unit and level III NICU.