Saturday, May 20 at 6:15 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
The Saturday, May 20 screening at 6:15 p.m. will be introduced by critic Kyle Turner, author of The Queer Film Guide: 100 Films That Tell LGBTQIA+ Stories
Dir. Josef von Sternberg. U.S. 1930, 91 mins. 35mm. With Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou. Sternberg may have been the Svengali that helped construct the image of Dietrich as we know it, but there’d be nothing to put together if not for Dietrich herself. Dietrich’s nightclub entrance in Morocco as sultry performer Amy Jolly doubled as Dietrich’s indelible entrance into Hollywood. With satin-like smoke hovering in the air and a black tux and top hat, Dietrich is the ultimate dreamy, androgynous object of desire. Gary Cooper also stars as the French Legionnaire ensnared by the cabaret singer’s web of sex and intrigue.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.