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  • Actor Zsa Zsa Gabor smiles beatifically, wearing a huge white hat.
  • A group of dancers at the Moulin Rouge do the can-can.
  • Actor José Ferrer as Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, sits with a Moulin Rouge performer who pours herself a drink.
  • Actor José Ferrer as Henri Toulouse-Lautrec paints of a portrait of a seated Zsa Zsa Gabor.

John Huston’s

Tuesday, September 24 at 3:40


Introduced by Sam Staggs

(1952) 1890, and in the eponymous night club, José Ferrer’s Toulouse-Lautrec immortalizes Zsa Zsa Gabor (as real-life Jane Avril) in lithographs and paintings, but searches all the rest of his life for a love of his own. Seven Oscar nominations, including Picture, Director and Actor, but none for Oswald Morris’ dazzling color photography, now restored. DCPApprox. 119 min.

Introduced by Sam Staggs, author of the new book Finding Zsa Zsa: The Gabors Behind the Legend (available at our concession both days). Book signing in lobby following the 7:00 screening on Monday, September 23.

Restored by The Film Foundation in collaboration with Park Circus, Romulus Films, and MGM with additional funding provided by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique partnership between the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM), and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW).


Moulin Rouge stands out as a truly artistic production flawlessly directed by John Huston and presenting superb performances by Ferrer, Colette Marchand and Suzanne Flon, and Technicolor photography of a beauty rarely achieved on the screen.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“Evokes the spirit of Paris in the Naughty Nineties in a swirling mass of color and movement.”
Time Out (London)

“Mr. Huston has brilliantly accomplished what emerges unquestionably to be the most vivacious and exciting illustration of bohemian Paris ever splashed upon the screen.”
– Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

Film Forum