Screening & Live Event
Secrets of the Orient (Geheimnisse des Orients/ Shéhérazade)

Part of Fashion in Film Festival: Birds of Paradise
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Live music by Stephen Horne
Imported 35mm print from the National Film Center, Tokyo

Dir. Alexandre Volkoff. 1928, 126 mins. With Marcella Albani, D. Dmitriev, Brigitte Helm. Germany/France. This exquisite fantasy of an escape into the “Orient” features over-the-top ornamental sets by Ivan Lochakoff and sensuous costumes by Boris Bilinsky, a magnificent blend of Eastern and Western motifs. With its paradisical atmosphere and a sumptuously stencil-colored sequence, the film is a fairy-tale world of fancy filled with adventure, magic, mystery, and harem dancers.

Free with Museum admission.

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