SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 11:30 AM,
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 7 PM,
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 9 PM.
This 1930 Josef von Sternberg classic delivered Marlene Dietrich’s breakout performance, but arguably it belongs to Emil Jannings. As his upright schoolteacher falls under the spell of Dietrich’s louche cabaret performer, and falls further down the rungs of society, his reduced circumstances pale next to the shame and defeat radiating in his face. It’s a surprisingly modern-feeling film, presented here via a 35 mm print.
1930 Dir. Josef von Sternberg. 1.33:1 B&W 35mm 106 min. In German with English subtitles.