ANIMAL CRACKERS
1930, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Victor Heerman

The Marx Bros.’ second film finds them running amok at a swanky Long Island estate where a priceless painting has been stolen. This invaluable record of their last Broadway show features Groucho’s immortal theme song, "Hooray for Captain Spaulding," the classic bridge game and dictating-a-letter routines, and delightful support from the legendary Lillian Roth, plus Louis Sorin, Robert Greig and, of course, Margaret Dumont.


TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
1992, Warner Bros., 135 min, USA, Dir: David Lynch

In this prequel to the acclaimed television series TWIN PEAKS, David Lynch investigates the final days of the ill-fated Laura Palmer. In typical Lynchian fashion, mysteries beget more mysteries, and the dark side of the human condition coexists with moments of profound romanticism and visual poetry. An all-star cast includes Lynch regulars Kyle MacLachlan, Ray Wise and Harry Dean Stanton as well as Kiefer Sutherland, Heather Graham and Moira Kelly.


FARAWAY SO CLOSE!
1993, Sony Pictures Classics, 140 min, Germany, Dir: Wim Wenders

In this sequel to WINGS OF DESIRE, Wenders' angels face post-Cold War Berlin - a world one angel, Cassiel (Otto Sandler), desperately wants to enter as a human. He does so, but his innocence and faith lead him into some difficult situations when his idealism clashes with the realities of the physical world. Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk, and Willem Dafoe costar. In German with English subtitles.


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