Black History Month: 'Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner' Film Discussion with Professor Melvyn Stokes

27 October 2021, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Guess whose coming to dinner

Join Professor Melvyn Stokes (Professor of Film History at UCL) to discuss 'Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner'.

This event is free.

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UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






Helena Vowles-Shorrock – History

As part of UCL History's celebration of Black History Month 2021, join Professor Melvyn Stokes for an informal chat about the 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Please watch the film in advance and then join us for a discussion about the film. 

Social comedy drama about the consequences of a young white woman’s announcement to her upper-middle-class parents that she plans to marry a black research physician. When the groom-to-be lets it be known that the wedding will not take place without their consent, the parents are forced to do some serious soul-searching. Katharine Hepburn won a best actress Oscar, accepting it for herself and Spencer Tracy, who died during the filming.

Watch 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' via Box of Broadcasts (UCL login required)

About the Speaker

Professor Melvyn Stokes

Professor of Film History at UCL History

More about Professor Melvyn Stokes