SAT JAN 27, 2024 1:00 PM

"The Idle Class" / LE GRAND AMOUR

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | ‘Let Me Play the Buffoon’

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“The Idle Class,” 1921, Dir. Charlie Chaplin, 32 Min, Janus Films, USA 

Charlie is the spitting image of a rich woman’s drunk husband. At a masked ball, her inability to distinguish one from the other leads to much confusion.

FORMAT: 35mm

LE GRAND AMOUR, 1969, Dir. Pierre Étaix, 87 Min, Janus Films, France 

In French with English subtitles. 

Despite having a loving and patient wife at home, a good-natured suit-and-tie man, played by writer-director Pierre Étaix, finds himself hopelessly attracted to his gorgeous new secretary in this gently satirical tale of temptation. From this simple, standard premise, Étaix weaves a constantly surprising web of complexly conceived jokes. LE GRAND AMOUR is a cutting, nearly Buñuelian takedown of the bourgeoisie that somehow doesn’t have a mean bone in its body.

FORMAT: 35mm