Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 @ 7PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]
When: Tuesday, January 15th @ 7PM
What: FORBIDDEN PRADISE
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 1924, 73 min., USA. With Pola Negri, Charles Emmett Mack, Holmes Herbert.
*This film accompanies To Save and Project: The 16th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation.
As it fills major gaps in our appreciation of Ernst Lubitsch’s silent-era career in Hollywood, we rejoice in MoMA’s painstaking restoration last year, supported by The Film Foundation, of Rosita (1923), and the Museum’s unveiling in this year’s To Save and Project festival of Forbidden Paradise (1924), Lubitsch’s only American film with Pola Negri, in its most complete version in nearly 100 years. A delightfully ahistorical costume melodrama about the erotic seductions and lonely deprivations of Empress Catherine the Great, Forbidden Paradise reveals itself to be what MoMA curator Dave Kehr calls “the first fully achieved film of Lubitsch’s mature period,” graced as it is with the comic touches and sophisticated rhythmic compositions for which Lubitsch would become legendary.
Where: Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M
Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for Museum members)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required. A film admission ticket does not include admission to the Museum galleries. The price of a film admission ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket or MoMA membership within 30 days.