Hollywood’s Most Romantic Director: A Film Series

Hollywood director Ernst Lubitsch could take any tale and transform it into a stylish, witty, and refined romantic comedy. See five superlative examples of Lubitsch’s one-of-a-kind touch on Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m.

 

On January 21, watch Trouble in Paradise (1932), starring Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins. High-class thieves Gaston and Lily target rich and lovely Mademoiselle Colet for a heist but end up in a love triangle instead.

 

On January 28, enjoy Ninotchka (1939), starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. Charming Count Leon sets out to woo the Russian imperial jewels away from cold and beautiful Comrade Ninotchka until he begins to fall for her.

 

On February 4, come for The Shop Around the Corner (1940), starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Budapest shop clerks Alfred and Klara hate each other in person but are secretly corresponding as romantic pen pals.

 

On February 11, see To Be or Not to Be (1942), starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard. Joseph and Maria, a vain acting couple who are part of the Warsaw resistance, use their theatrical skills to outwit the Nazis.

 

On February 18, sit back for Heaven Can Wait (1943), starring Don Ameche and Gene Tierney. Convinced he deserves an afterlife in Hades, Henry Van Cleave tells an elegant Satan about his flirtatious life and the beautiful wife who endured his misbehavior.

 

This event is free and open to all. Drop in for a fun time.