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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

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees 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 recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Main Line Health system 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 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 System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly 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 our community stay healthy.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 287-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 been named as one of the top six hospitals in the Philadelphia region and top 12 in the state of Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017–18, and is ranked as high-performing in the specialties of gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics and orthopedics. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Bryn Mawr Hospital as high performing in the following procedures/conditions: COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) has also received the 2015–18 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. The National Institutes of Health Commission on Cancer has accredited our Cancer Center and our Comprehensive Breast Center has been accredited by The Joint Commission and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Bariatric Program has earned the MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center designation from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic 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 offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.


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