SO THIS IS PARIS
Friday, June 2
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Starring Lilyan Tashman, Patsy Ruth Miller and André Beranger
♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1926) Hilariously over-the-top Modern Dancers Lilyan Tashman and André Beranger are already looking for extracurricular action when in barges jealous, cane-wielding married doctor Monte Blue and the four-way complications begin, resolved in “an astounding Charleston sequence – a kind of cubist nightmare of what 20s people thought they were really like (John Gillett).” 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 80 min.
“His tour de force is an extraordinarily brilliant conception of an eye full of a Charleston contest, with vibrant kaleidoscopic changes from feet and figures to the omnipotent saxophones. This dazzling episode is like the dream of a man after drinking more than his share of wine at such an event… Lubitsch Rings the Bell Again”
– The New York Times