Blue Angel March 16 @ Crocker Art Museum

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In Josef Von Sternberg’s classic of Weimar Era Cinema, stodgy German high school professor Immanuel Rath falls hopelessly in love with Lola-Lola, a headliner at the local nightclub, Blue Angel. Rath’s unending obsession with Lola-Lola sees him tragically transform from respectable educator to cabaret clown before inevitably descending into madness. A musical-comedy drama adapted from Heinrich Mann’s 1905 novel, Professor Unrat (Professor Filth), The Blue Angel is the first full-length German talking picture with a breakout performance by Marlene Dietrich.
German Expressionism On Film

Inspired by A Graphic Art: German Expressionist Prints from the McNay Art Museum and the Bronston Collection, the Crocker’s spring film series presents some of the finest examples of post-World War I and Weimar Era filmmaking with a mashup of cult classics, experimental endeavors, and unexpected surprises. This series for art and film lovers alike is curated by University of California, Davis professor Kirsten Harjes, who specializes in German culture and film, and it has a bit of everything: art, politics, and pioneering filmmaking.

Join us at 5:30 PM for a guided Reel Tour, highlighting the German Expressionist works on view in A Graphic Art.


Event Details

YEAR: 1930


Language: German, with English subtitles
Run Time: 108 Minutes


DIRECTOR(S): Josef Von Sternberg



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