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Sat, Jun 3, 2017
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Marcel Ophuls In Person!
Max Ophuls Double Feature!
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the UCLA Ophuls Film Festival

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Discussion between films with Max Ophuls’ son, Marcel Ophuls.
35 mm!

1955, Janus Films, 115 min, France/West Germany, Dir: Max Ophuls

Director Max Ophuls' last completed film is based on the life of dancer and femme fatale Lola Montez (1821-1861). This epic historical romance revolves around the two most famous of Lola’s many affairs - with composer Franz Liszt and King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The most expensive European film of its time, LOLA MONTÈS flopped at the box office, but its artistic influence is highly acclaimed by film critics to the present day.

35 mm!

1933, Rialto Pictures, 68 min, Germany, Dir: Max Ophuls

Set in turn-of-the-century Austria, this exquisite film starts out following an innocent love affair and takes a tragic turn. Based on Arthur Schnitzler’s play, LIEBELEI represents both Max Ophuls’ biggest triumph and his last film before the rise of the Nazis.

LOLA MONTÈS in French, German and English with English subtitles. | LIEBELEI in German with English subtitles. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Jun 3, 2017 • 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Fri, Jun 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre