Cheap Sophistication 

For the first time in history, the poor are fatter than the bourgeoisie. When it comes to the culture we consume, this holds true as well: Syndicated reruns and shitty flicks from Redbox cost less than, say, that new Jean Renoir boxed set, and they’re a thousand times easier to track down. Do a bit of research, though, and even the brokest of the broke can feast for damn near free. Take The Earrings of Madame De, director Max Ophuls’ lush and cutting masterpiece of betrayal and misery among the kind of people who used to be the fat ones — wealthy, adulterous French folks. Tonight at 7 at the Tivoli (4050 Pennsylvania, 913-383-7756), you can savor the sumptuous interiors, the complexities of cheating, and the rise and fall of love and fortune. You can toast Ophuls’ restless camera, his life-stuffed frames and his brisk storytelling, and you can celebrate the fact that, as part of their Janus Film Series, UMKC and the Tivoli are charging just two bucks for one of the program’s best films yet. Tivoli Cinemas
Tue., Oct. 16, 7 p.m., 2007

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Most Popular Stories

Facebook Activity

All contents ©2014 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation