Saturday, March 16, 4:15 p.m. | Looking back on his life with regret, the childless old goat millionaire Charles Coburn anonymously gives $100,000 to the family of his only true love. Masquerading as a surrealist painter in need of a room, Coburn visits his new family to make sure they spend the money wisely, and finds them abusing it to mostly tragic effect: gambling, bad stock tips, bad engagements, dumb poodles, and parties with multiple Santa Clauses. Set in small town Vermont in pre-Depression 1928, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL is part of Douglas Sirk's underappreciated series of Americana musicals, which like his melodramas embrace the delicious hues of American excess while exposing its rotten core. Featuring the first of many legendary collaborations between Sirk and Rock Hudson, presented on the only known 35mm print in the country.
TECHNICOLOR WEEKEND celebrates the longevity, beauty, and richness of the technicolor printing process. All presented on 35mm prints that were intended to last only through their initial runs, and have instead endured hundreds of projections, studio mergers, film exchange closures, and multiple private owners. These unlikely survivors offer us a view of what these films looked like before digital color correction and other modern restoration techniques, and are stunning examples of an incredibly complex industrial process that delighted millions. View full series.
ABOUT CHICAGO FILM SOCIETY
Chicago Film Society makes rare and classic films available to local audiences in their original forms—on 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. Our screenings spotlight the restoration efforts of archives, studios, and private collectors, as well as the experience of seeing films projected in a theater with an audience. Through an array of program notes, extended blog entries, and introductory remarks before each screening, the Chicago Film Society endeavors to bring new notions of the cultural and material history of cinema to the public. The Chicago Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by Chicago projectionists in 2011.
The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email email@example.com