Lubitsch in Longhorn country   Leave a comment

Posted by vp19 on 2012.10.09 at 13:19

Current mood: accomplishedaccomplished

The unofficial slogan of Austin, Texas — the state capital, home of the University of Texas, one of America’s top flagship public colleges, and famed for a thriving live music scene — is “Keep Austin Weird.” I’m not sure how Carole Lombard can keep it weird, but more than seven decades after her death, she certainly can continue to make it wonderful.

That’s because Lombard’s final film, 1942’s “To Be Or Not To Be,” will be part of a festival from the Austin Film Society called “Late I Have Loved Thee: Latter Lubitsch,” which opens tonight with the Claudette Colbert-Gary Cooper collaboration “Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife.” All films are shown at 7 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse, 1120 South Lamar; “To Be Or Not To Be” is scheduled for Oct. 30, with “Ninotchka” on Oct. 16, the rarely screened “That Uncertain Feeling” on Oct. 23 and 1946’s “Cluny Brown” (not yet on DVD) on Nov. 6.

For more information about the films or to reserve tickets, visit http://www.austinfilm.org/page.aspx?pid=261. It’s well worth checking out if you want to learn more about “the Lubitsch touch” (as any fan of classic Hollywood film should).

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Posted October 9, 2012 by vp19 in Uncategorized

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