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M. Butterfly

Part of David Cronenberg
Sunday, February 5, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

Dir. David Cronenberg. 1993, 101 mins.

With Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa. Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, about a French diplomat who falls in love with a Chinese opera singer—unaware or in denial that the object of his obsession is a man—was the basis of the play by David Henry Hwang, adapted by Cronenberg as a haunting story about love, sexual identity, and social taboos.

Free with Museum admission.

M. Butterfly Trailer