The Luminous Legacy of Greta Garbo

June 7–July 13, 2018

Bask in the radiance of one of cinema’s greatest stars with this big-screen celebration of Garbo’s subtle skill and timeless allure.

  • A Woman of Affairs

  • Ninotchka

  • Queen Christina

  • Anna Karenina

  • Anna Christie

  • Flesh and the Devil

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Upcoming Films

  • Grand Hotel

    Edmund Goulding
    United States, 1932

    Archival Print

    • Sunday, June 24 7 PM

    Edmund Goulding’s masterpiece of set design and art direction tracks the denizens of Berlin’s Grand Hotel before the rise of fascism. The all-star cast includes Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, and John Barrymore.

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  • Anna Karenina

    Clarence Brown
    United States, 1935
    • Friday, June 29 7 PM

    Nothing says movie romance like a doomed love triangle, and this is one of the best: Greta Garbo, Basil Rathbone, and Frederic March star in Clarence Brown’s swooning adaptation of the great Tolstoy novel.

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  • Camille

    George Cukor
    United States, 1936

    Film to Table dinner follows

    • Sunday, July 1 4:30 PM

    Cukor breathes new life into Alexandre Dumas’s nineteenth-century Paris, where an elegant courtesan (Garbo, in an exquisite performance) inhabits a lush and sensual world but is denied “perfect love.”

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  • Ninotchka

    Ernst Lubitsch
    United States, 1939
    • Saturday, July 7 8:15 PM

    Severe Soviet commissar Garbo has her head turned by dashing capitalist Melvyn Douglas, and cynicism gives way to about as warm a Cold War comedy as ever there was. The ads proclaimed, “Garbo laughs!” So will you.

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  • Two-Faced Woman

    George Cukor
    United States, 1941
    • Friday, July 13 6:30 PM

    A wholesome but exuberant ski instructress (Garbo) impersonates her own twin in order to lure her husband (Melvyn Douglas) back from his mistress (Constance Bennett) in Cukor’s frothy comedy.

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Past Films

  • Anna Christie

    • Friday, June 22 7 PM
    Clarence Brown
    United States, 1930

    A world-weary Swedish girl (Garbo) makes her way back to her father’s fishing barge in Garbo’s sound debut, theatrically directed by Clarence Brown and costarring Charles Bickford and Marie Dressler.

  • Queen Christina

    • Saturday, June 16 7:30 PM
    Rouben Mamoulian
    United States, 1933

    Garbo explores the pains and pleasures of crossing between nations, genders, and sexualities in this loose biography of the Swedish Queen Christina, as infamous as Garbo for being a powerful, cross-dressing, girl-kissing woman.

  • A Woman of Affairs

    • Sunday, June 10 7 PM
    Clarence Brown
    United States, 1928

    Garbo delivers one of her finest performances and a feminist punch in this tale of an English aristocrat who acts out with calculated recklessness. John Gilbert and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. costar.

  • Flesh and the Devil

    • Thursday, June 7 7 PM
    Clarence Brown
    United States, 1926

    Archival Print

    The attentions of a countess (Garbo) transform lifelong friends (John Gilbert and Lars Hanson) into bitter rivals in this fine example of the artistic and technical heights achieved by the Hollywood silent cinema in the late 1920s.

    Judith Rosenberg on Piano