Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October
We celebrate the centennial of one of Hollywood's most glamorous leading ladies with this series of some of her greatest feats. Greta Garbo was Marlene Dietrich's greatest rival for the title of Hollywood's Nordic beauty queen. Both stars exuded sensuality with their sultry voices and yet they maintained a haughty iciness that somehow only managed to heighten their sex appeal. Both flirted with ambiguous sexuality in their film roles (although Dietrich became more notorious for it), both starred in quintessential '30s melodramas, both even played the same infamous seductress/spy Mata Hari, but when it came down to it, Dietrich got the sex and Garbo got the class. Garbo's films remain elusive to those who are more susceptible to Dietrich's obvious charms but, while Dietrich's films are fun for their flirting with B-moviedom, Garbo's are by far the more High Hollywood. We feature some of Garbo's classiest roles in this series including two of her Oscar nominated performances (NINOTCHKA and CAMILLE) as well as her defining films ANNA CHRISTIE and ANNA KARENINA. Join us at the Brattle this fall for a celebration of one of Hollywood's quintessentially glamorous stars!
REEL DEAL! Each week's films are a double feature on evenings when there are two different films playing - yes, that's two films for the price of one!
ANNA CHRISTIE Mon 10/3 & Tues 10/4
AS YOU DESIRE ME Wed 10/5
ANNA KARENINA Mon 10/10
NINOTCHKA Tues 10/11 & Wed 10/12
FLESH AND THE DEVIL Mon 10/17 & Tues 10/18
FLESH AND THE DEVIL Wed 10/19