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2:00 PM - 11:59 PM Gene Siskel Film Center
Date: February 07, 2020 to February 07, 2020
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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In Lubitsch's most famous film, Garbo satirizes her own saturnine image as a straitlaced Russian envoy who journeys to Paris to fetch back three straying commissars (Sig Ruman, Felix Bressart, Alexander Granach) but finds herself succumbing to capitalism, champagne, and a charmingly decadent Count (Douglas). Avoiding simplistic politics, Lubitsch (along with screenwriters Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, and Walter Reisch) tweaks both the self-indulgent West and the self-righteous East, with laughter and romance working together to rewrite ideology. 35mm. (MR)

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