Friday, July 13, 2018
Film - Feature | July 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Condemned by the National Legion of Decency and released soon after Pearl Harbor, Cukors frothy comedy Two-Faced Woman gained further notoriety for being Garbos last before her self-exile from movies. All that aside, the movie is very funny and Garbo is hilarious as a wholesome but exuberant ski instructress who impersonates her own twin in order to lure her husband (Melvyn Douglas) back from... More >
Film - Feature | July 13 | 8:30-10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Forget Puccini: Kaurismäki declared that his aim in this film was to rescue Henri Murgers novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème from the opera and its bourgeois proprieties. As usual with Kaurismäki, the effort is both ironic and improbably sincere.