Sunday, 30 December 2012

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 7: Mon Jan 7

Theodora Goes Wild (Boleslawski, 1936): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.20pm
This film screens as part of the Screwball! season (details here) at BFI Southbank and comes highly recommended by season curator Peter Swaab who will be introducing the movie. The movie was sold out in NFT2 but has been moved to NFT1. You can also catch this film on Tue Jan 1 at 8.40pm.

Here's Swaab's introduction: Mary McCarthy wrote the story for this fascinating, underrated and very funny film. Theodora (Irene Dunne) is a pillar of the community in rural Lynnfield, a matriarchal hotbed of wild and hysterical puritanical disapproval. But she has a secret double life and is threatened with exposure by Melvyn Douglas, a scion of New York wealth. But he has his secrets too, and the tables soon turn in an equal-opportunities ripping-down of inherited repressions.

Here is the trailer.

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