Sunday, June 4
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1919) The romance of Emil Jannings’ Louis XV with coquettish commoner Pola Negri leads to the French Revolution in the equally revolutionary epic that launched Lubitsch’s international fame and led to his exodus in Hollywood. DCP courtesy Murnau Stiftung. Approx. 113 min.
“Demonstrates [Lubitsch’s] skill at serious historical spectacle, with Pola Negri outshining a cast of thousands in the title role.”
– Eric Monder, Film Journal