"Shanghai Express" and/or food and/or libations
posted February 26, 2013 12:03 PM RSS | iCal | +googleCal
Sun March 3 at 3:10 PM, Roxie Theater
Next Sunday (March 3) the Roxie (16th and Mission) is screening the rarely-seen pre-code classic "Shanghai Express"- directed by Joseph Von Sternberg and starring the incomparable Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong. Meetup fun could occur before, after, and during, depending on preferences.
Screenings are at 3:30 and 7:30, which gives interested parties different options for pre- or post- drinking and nourishment and in joining in for the movie or not, with many appealing options right in the neighborhood. I was thinking maybe the matinee and then some early booze or eats (people could opt in as they see fit), but am open depending on schedules and preferences.
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Plot summary: crazy shit goes down on a train. And you've got Marlene to look at.
From the Roxie homepage:
Set almost entirely aboard the thundering Shanghai Express, a world of romantic intrigue erupts when the notorious Shanghai Lili, "a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast," is thrust into the role of saving the life of a famed British surgeon---a man who was her lover five years earlier! A dazzling visual spectacle, exploding with undeniable eroticism, this essential pre-code masterpiece is not to be missed on the big Roxie screen! Starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland. Directed by Joseph von Sternberg. Cinematography by Lee Garmes. In B&W. 35mm Studio Print. 80 mins. 1932.