The Rubin Chinatown
1974, USA, Roman Polanski, 131 min.
Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston
Valerie Franco introduces
Free with a $7 bar minimum
Bits of bliss:
1. Mrs. Match: "Are you happy, are you happy now?"
2. The story, set in Los Angeles in 1937, was inspired by the historical disputes over land and water rights that had raged in southern California during the 1910s and 1920s
3. The neo-noir film has a gripping screenplay and culminates a not-so-happy ending
Valerie Franco is an academic and commentator in the field of film and the entertainment industry. Her work on gender and ethnicity in film appears in entertainment & c publications as well as on her blog, profvalfranco.wordpress.com. Professor Franco teaches and lectures extensively on movies in the U. S. and Europe. Most recently, she has presented her research on images of dance in Italian cinema for an international conference on dance choreographer Jose Limon. A recipient of Eastman-Kodak's Champagne Award for her feature film screenplay, Remembering Mario, starring Dom DeLuise and Frank Vincent, she has also received numerous awards and grants for her academic work. She is very pleased to be here with us at Cabaret Cinema at the Rubin Museum of Art.