William Powell and luminous Kay Francis set sail on the Pacific in this haunting fable of everlasting love. Director Tay Garnett and cinematographer Robert Kurrle create one of the most beautiful (and wildly funny) of the Pre-Code films — the first three minutes alone are jaw dropping filmmaking!
Six Films from Hollywood’s Pre-Code Era! In the ﬁrst years of talking pictures, 1929 to 1933, America’s ﬁlm studios created an amazing body of work free from the enforcement of the Production Code – a form of corporate artistic self-censorship. These rambunctious ﬁlms revel in themes that would become taboo for Hollywood over the next several decades – sex and money, politics and drugs, tough-talking women and the men on the make who love them all feature in stories told with breathless innovative cinematic style. Please join ﬁlmmaker and scholar Mark Larson for a survey of this unique and powerful moment in cinematic history. A spirited discussion follows every ﬁlm.
Admission is Free. Theatre Seating is limited.
Patrons interested in attending should register for each film separately, and bring their registration to the Bluelight Cinemas box office before the scheduled start of the film to exchange with a ticket issued by Bluelight Cinemas.
Ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the film, anyone who is wait-listed or a drop-in will be able to approach the Bluelight Cinemas box office to ask for a ticket and to be seated on a first come first serve basis.
Seating is limited, and in some cases when overbooking of registrations occurs, certain patrons with registrations may not be able to be seated for the film. The best way to obtain a seat is to register using the orange button and come earlier to the theatre.