Film Series: “The Scarlet Empress”

1934. USA. Dir: Josef von Sternberg. With Marlene Dietrich. 104 min.

Catherine the Great? More like Catherine the Gorgeous. A slinky, stunning Dietrich embodies the woman who took Russia first by seduction and later by force in von Sternberg’s black-and-white opus of light and shadow, the shimmering pinnacle of soft-focus photography.

DATE: Tonight, November 20
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

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