To Be or Not to Be
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 11:00AM
Regular Admission Prices
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As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch stars comedian Jack Benny and, in her final screen appearance, Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who become caught up in a dangerous spy plot. To Be or Not to Be is a Hollywood film of the boldest black humor, which went into production right before the U.S. entered World War II. Lubitsch, deftly deploying his celebrated “Lubitsch touch,” manages to brilliantly balance smart political satire, romance, slapstick, and wartime suspense in a comic high-wire act that has never been equaled. One of the boldest satires of its day (or any other day), To Be or Not to Be set the stage for such later audacious comedies as Dr. Strangelove, The Producers and Inglorious Basterds. (Dir. by Ernst Lubitsch, 1942, USA, 99 mins., Not Rated)