(NR) USA – 1 hr 44 min
1934 · d. Josef von Sternberg
Starring Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser
Marlene Dietrich is at her most glamorous as naïve princess Sophia Frederica, who learns to survive in the dangerous, decadent Russian court and rises to power as Catherine the Great. What better way to experience one of Classical Hollywood’s most stylish, opulent spectacles than on 35mm?
After the film, Bryn Mawr College professor Pardis Dabashi joins us to discuss her new book, Losing the Plot: Film and Feeling in the Modern Novel, exploring the relationship between classical Hollywood cinema and the modernist novel. Books will be for sale on site from Main Point Books.
35mm print courtesy of Universal Pictures.
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