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    DESIGN FOR LIVING
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    ANGEL
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DESIGN FOR LIVING & ANGEL

Thursday, June 8

DESIGN FOR LIVING
12:30   4:10   7:50

ANGEL
2:20   6:00   9:40

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

DESIGN FOR LIVING

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Starring Gary Cooper

(1933) Ménage à trois à Paris, as commercial artist Miriam Hopkins shacks up with both struggling playwright Fredric March and undiscovered painter Gary Cooper. Noël Coward was reportedly delighted with Ben Hecht’s adaptation of his play, though the latter chortled that he left only two lines of Coward’s original. 35mm. Approx. 90 min.
12:30, 4:10, 7:50

ANGEL

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Starring Marlene Dietrich 

(1937) Marlene Dietrich, feeling neglected by treaty-obsessed diplomat hubbie Herbert Marshall, anonymously dallies with Melvyn Douglas, but guess who’s the “old friend” Marshall later brings home. 35mm. Approx. 91 min.
2:20, 6:00, 9:40​

“A beautiful application of comic style—dry and precisely trimmed off at the edges—to the sympathetic treatment of three rather frail humans caught up in a melodramatic situation. The triangle of self-absorbed diplomat, neglected wife with a somewhat dubious past, and aimless war veteran provides the simplest of structures for Lubitsch to present a series of emotional moments with quite stark restraint... Here as throughout Lubitsch’s work there is the sense of something made with the greatest delicacy word by word, image by image, cut by cut. What persists is the sense not only of the obsessiveness of his attention to detail in shaping the narrative of each of his comedies of desire, but of the generosity of spirit that impelled his own desire to cultivate a sustained delight.”
– Geoffrey O’Brien, The New York Review of Books

“DRAMATIC AND PROVOCATIVE. Boasts an odd, gripping intensity that sets it apart form other screen romances.”
– Eric Monder, Film Journal