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Trouble in Paradise

USA 1932. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. 81 min. 35mm


6:00pm - Doors
6:30pm - Trouble in Paradise + Dinah with intro
8:30pm - The Lost Moment + Moods of the Sea

NEW, RESTORED 35mm PRINT! The celebrated “Lubitsch Touch” of Hollywood legend Ernst Lubitsch (Ninotchka, To Be or Not to Be), master of the suave, sophisticated comedy of manners and sexual mores, has no better showcase than the effervescent, essential Trouble in Paradise, a screwball delight. Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall are urbane, amoral European larcenists Lily and Gaston, whose successful “marriage” is imperilled when Gaston falls for their latest intended victim, alluring perfume magnate Mariette (played by Kay Francis). Lubitsch’s elegant pre-Code comedy, scripted by regular collaborator Samson Raphaelson, is a nothing less than a marvel of wit, irony, naughty innuendo, and worldly-wise cynicism. “Pure caviar, only tastier ... Trouble in Paradise is Lubitsch’s greatest film and one of the indisputable highlights of comic cinema” (James Monaco, The Movie Guide). Preservation funded by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation.

— preceded by —

USA 1932. Dir: Dave Fleischer. 7 min. 35mm

NEW, RESTORED 35mm PRINT! The Mills Brothers — “Radio’s Greatest Sensation” — lend their unique four-part harmonizing to “Dinah” in this follow-the-bouncing-ball “Screen Song” from Fleischer Bros. animation studio. Preservation funded by The International Animated Film Society (ASIFA-Hollywood).


Introduction by Michael van den Bos
Trouble in Paradise and Dinah will be introduced by Vancouver film and animation history teacher and classic movie host Michael van den Bos.


"A shimmering, engaging piece of work."

New York Times | full review