Friday, February 15, 2019
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Directed by Phil Goldstone (USA, 1933, 65 min.). Digital.

An audacious use of flashbacks within flashbacks contributes to the feverish, hallucinatory tone of this lurid melodrama, about a circus performer who becomes the mistress of an ambitious politician and ends up convicted of a murder she didn’t commit.

Preceded by:

Newsreel: Hearst Metrotone News, Vol. 4, No. 269 (USA, 1933, 9 min.). Digital.

Cartoon: Balloon Land, directed by Ub Iwerks (USA, 1935, 7 min.). Digital.

Digital restorations provided by UCLA Film and Television Archive. Synopsis courtesy of MoMA.

Watch the trailer

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Ticket Information

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