Film Series

Blonde Venus: The Films of Dietrich & von Sternberg

 
 
Apr 4—Apr 10, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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An actor-director match made in Hollywood heaven: Josef von Sternberg found the perfect muse for his sumptuous experiments in lighting and mise-en-scène in the glamorous Marlene Dietrich. Their seven films together “constitute one of the most dazzling runs of creativity in the history of the movies” (Dave Kehr, The New York Times). All films directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Morocco
 

Dietrich is a cabaret singer with a checkered past and a yen for a restless legionnaire.

Fri, Apr 4, 2014
 
 
Film
Shanghai Express
 

Dietrich is notorious man-eater Shanghai Lily in this dreamlike exploration of light and shadow.

Fri, Apr 4, 2014
 
 
Film
The Blue Angel
 

Dietrich rocketed to international superstardom as nightclub seductress Lola-Lola.

Sun, Apr 6, 2014
 
 
Film
Dishonored
 

Marlene shows dazzling range—and dazzling array of costumes—in this WWI spy yarn.

Mon, Apr 7, 2014
 
 
Film
The Devil is a Woman
 

Dietrich plays a Spanish seductress who drives rival suitors to extremes.

Apr 7—Apr 8, 2014
Curator's Choice
 
 
Film
Blonde Venus
 

Cary Grant’s first leading role was this outlandish pre-Code gem.

Wed, Apr 9, 2014
 
 
Film
The Scarlet Empress
 

Dietrich is S&M freak Catherine the Great in von Sternberg’s most over-the-top film.

Thu, Apr 10, 2014