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JACQUELINE BISSET AND TRUFFAUT

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On the list of the best movies about making movies – Minnelli’s The Bad and the Beautiful, Cukor’s A Star is Born, Fassbinder’s Beware of a Holy Whore, Fellini’s –  François Truffaut’s DAY FOR NIGHT invariably lands near the top.

(The title refers to the practice of shooting a night scene during daylight hours, using a blue filter to screen out the brightness.)

This week, at Laemmle’s 45th anniversary screening of the film, Jacqueline Bisset will talk about her work with Truffaut on the picture.

 

DAY FOR NIGHT, Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 pm.

LAEMMLE ROYAL, 11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

laemmle.com/film

Below: Jean-Pierre Léaud and Jacqueline Bisset in Day for Night. Image credit: Warner Bros.

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GAVALDÓN — DOUBLE NOIR

“If Garbo was a woman who became a goddess, Dolores del Río was a goddess who became a woman.” — Carlos Fuentes

In LA OTRA/THE OTHER ONE (1946)—directed by Roberto Gavaldóndel Río  plays twin sisters: one bad, the other worse. Dead husbands, playboy lovers, mirrors, betrayals, and closets full of couture all play their part in this Mexican noir—the first big hit by its director.

The films of Gavaldón (1909–1986)—a peer of Douglas Sirk, Vincente Minnelli, and Max Ophüls—are largely unknown in the States. This rare double bill—part of the PST: LA/LA program Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960—includes another Gavaldón masterpiece, EN LA PALMA DE TU MANO (1951), starring Arturo de Córdoba.

LA OTRA and EN LA PALMA DE TU MANO

Monday, September 25, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

From top: La Otra poster; Victor Junco and Dolores del Río in La Otra; Del Río.