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Screening: TROUBLE IN PARADISE: A 1932 Night At The Movies
(1932, US, 83 min., 35mm) Ernst Lubitsch Two masquerading, international jewel thief-swindlers (and former lovers) practice their deceptive occupation among the upper-class elite of European society from Venice to Paris. For their latest heist they competitively target the wealthy, female owner of a perfume business by both becoming her confidante and assistant secretary/maid but romantic entanglements jeopardize their larcenous plans. Trouble in Paradise is generally considered to be Ernst Lubitsch’s greatest film – and his own personal favorite of all his works. This highly comedic yet serious story about a pair of sophisticated thieves is played exquisitely by Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins. What at first seems like little more than discrete episodes, however, are skillfully linked by fluid camera movements and subtle visual effects; urbane, nonstop dialogue and a musical score which comments wittily on (and beneath) the action. Being made in the ‘pre-code’ era, you can expect risqué content and suggestive double entendre throughout. The opening credits set the tone as the words ‘Trouble in’ appear and then a bed before the word ‘paradise,’ subliminally indicating that sex is at least part of the film’s plot. It was done so subtly for the time that censors didn’t notice it until the film’s attempted re-release in 1935. There’s no better way to discover the famous ‘Lubitsch touch’ than through our luxurious 35mm print projected on the silver screen. And since we are recreating a heavenly night at the movies, circa 1932, the main feature will be preceded by 1930s trailers, cartoon and short. Greeting you at the entrance will be an usherette straight out of the Golden Age of movie palaces. Billets / Tickets: 8$, 6$ (Étudiants / Students, 65+), sur place seulement, argent comptant / At the doors, cash only

VA-114 Cinema (Fine Arts (VA) building of Concordia University)

1395 René-Lévesque O. · Montreal, QC

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Meet up with other cinephiles for discussions of classic, cult, and documentary films!

Format:

Watch films on your own time and meetup to talk about them (like a book club (http://www.meetup.com/Montreal-Science-Fiction-Book-Club/)). The discussions to be held at pubs and/or cafés.

Movie Selection and Participation:

An important element of this club is movie selection. Films will be selected at least three months in advance by those who attend the discussions.

Members will have at least one month to buy, borrow, download, or stream the movies and watch them on their own time.

The purpose of this group is to get movie fans together; to meet people with similar interests in a comfortable environment.

Screenings:

Occasionally, I will post Meetups for screenings, in those cases we will see the film together and hold a discussion afterwards.

Fees:

I will be charging $1.00/person fee at each discussion to help cover the annual Meetup fees. For screenings, free or paid, the fee will be waived.

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