2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION

Previously Played

  • THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN
    1:00 4:15 7:30
    THE EMPEROR JONES
    2:45 6:00 9:15

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THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN and THE EMPEROR JONES

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN

(Frank Capra) In the midst of revolution, prim missionary Barbara Stanwyck finds Chinese warlord Yen (Swedish actor Nils Asther) dangerously attractive. Banned in the British Empire for its theme of miscegenation, it remained one of Capra’s "pet pictures." Radio City Music Hall’s very first movie (opened Jan. 11, 1933). Approx. 88 min. 35mm.
1:00, 4:15, 7:30

“Not only Capra’s masterpiece, but also one of the great love stories to come out of Hollywood in the 30s – subtle, delicate, moody, mystical, and passionate.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“Asther is actually quite unusual in the picture, and he gives a very delicate performance… I think it’s one of Capra’s finest pictures.”
– Martin Scorsese

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN and THE EMPEROR JONES

THE EMPEROR JONES

THE UNCENSORED VERSION

(Dudley Murphy) The great Paul Robeson’s Brutus Jones progresses from Pullman porter to Caribbean dictator, and then the hallucinations begin. Astoria-shot adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s play. Approx. 72 min. 35mm.
2:45, 6:00, 9:15

“A closely woven narrative in which there is not an instant that does not hold one’s attention.”
– Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times

“Paul Robeson gives his most powerful screen performance.”
– J. Hoberman, Village Voice