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LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

♪6:40

Thursday, June 15

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

(1925) May McAvoy’s long-lost and now-notorious mom Irene Rich returns, but demands money from her aristocratic son-in-law for her silence, then tries to stymie Lord Ronald Colman’s designs on her daughter – but there’s that darn fan to be accounted for. Witty visual storytelling makes up for the absence of Oscar Wilde’s epigrams. 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 90 min.

Reviews

“Explored the possibilities of a purely visual film language… replacing witticisms with glances.”
– Geoffrey O’Brien, The New York Review of Books