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Friday, July 13, 2018

Two-Faced Woman

Film - Feature | July 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Condemned by the National Legion of Decency and released soon after Pearl Harbor, Cukor’s frothy comedy Two-Faced Woman gained further notoriety for being Garbo’s 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 >

La vie de Bohème

Film - Feature | July 13 | 8:30-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Forget Puccini: Kaurismäki declared that his aim in this film was to rescue Henri Murger’s 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.