1957. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich. 116 min.
Swayed by the a ability of the accused, a wily, bombastic lawyer sacrifices his own health to partake in the legal twists and turns of this enthralling courtroom meller. All seems to go smoothly until the defendant is double-crossed by his sole alibi: his wife.
1952. USA. Dir: Fritz Lang. With Marlene Dietrich. 89 min.
A cowboy, seeking to avenge his fiance?e’s brutal murder, infiltrates a bandit hide- out overseen by Dietrich’s tough-talking chanteuse. Her subversive and empowered heroine lends Rancho “a distinctly kinky air,” seductively embodying the brutality of the West. In true Lang fashion, the destructive setting prevails, twisting all innocence into deadly cynicism.
Check out this video interview with Jessica Weinstein ’02,produced by Yeran Zhou ’14, and get excited for Liebe Love Amour! this Saturday, a choose-your-own-adventure-style film-ish play:
The latest interactive work by Anonymous Ensemble, “Liebe Love Amour!” (2012), is a raw, theatricalized “live film” of a search for an understanding of the phenomenon of love, inspired by the iconography of actress and singer Marlene Dietrich and director Erich von Stroheim. The audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative, which is told by performers Jessica Weinstein ’02, Eamonn Farrell, and Liz Davito. The New England premiere of “Liebe Love Amour!” features live video processing, lush orchestral music composed by William Antoniou, and film footage from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood that has come into the public domain.
Date: Saturday, September 22 Time: 8pm – 9:30pm Place: CFA Theater Cost: $6 for Wesleyan students (tickets at the box office)