Current & Upcoming Films
SHANGHAI EXPRESS/WATERLOO BRDIGE
Sunday, March 3:
Set almost entirely aboard the thundering Shanghai Express, a world of romantic intrigue erupts when the notorious Shanghai Lili, "a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast," is thrust into the role of saving the life of a famed British surgeon---a man who was her lover five years earlier! A dazzling visual spectacle, exploding with undeniable eroticism, this essential pre-code masterpiece is not to be missed on the big Roxie screen! Starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland. Directed by Joseph von Sternberg. Cinematography by Lee Garmes. In B&W. 35mm Studio Print. 80 mins. 1932. SUNDAY at 3:30 and 7:30.
During the dark days of the first World War an out-of-work London chorus girl is forced into a life of prostitution in order to survive. A floridly vivid love story that has the capacity to tear your heart out. The first of three filmed versions of Robert E. Sherwood's play and unarguably the best, certainly the most frank, with its daringly open depiction (even by pre-code standards) of sex in the city. Starring Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd and, in a small role, Bette Davis. Cinematography by Arthur Edeson. Directed by James Whale. In B&W. Digital. 81 mins. 1931. SUNDAY at 1:45, 5:30 and 9:30.