THE MOUNTAIN CAT
Sunday, June 11
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
Introduced by Nicola Lubitsch, the director’s daughter
(1921) Amidst delightfully bizarre décor—framed by altering screen shapes—a stalwart bandit chaser falls for bandit’s daughter Pola Negri. Lubitsch’s German comedy masterpiece is “both an anti-militarist satire and a wonderful fairy tale” (John Gillett). 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive and The Stanford Theater Foundation. Approx. 82 min.
“LUBITSCH AT HIS GOOFIEST. Critiques war and militarism in a way that sets the stage for some of his best-loved sound films.”
– Eric Monder, Film Journal