2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION

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  • THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF UNCLE HARRY
    1:20 4:25 8:00
  • COBRA WOMAN 2:55 9:35

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THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF UNCLE HARRY & COBRA WOMAN

SIODMAKTHE STRANGE AFFAIR OF
UNCLE HARRY

1945) Bachelor George Sanders lives with his sisters, hypochondriac Geraldine Fitzgerald and scatterbrain Moyna MacGill (Angela Lansbury’s mom), but jealousy goes berserk when stylish Ella Raines comes to town. Approx. 80 min. 35mm.
1:20, 4:25, 8:00

 

"An impressive psychological study in various forms of obsession... Lent depth and originality by Siodmak's sense of detail and mood. Sanders is both superb and unusually touching."
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)

THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF UNCLE HARRY & COBRA WOMAN

COBRA WOMAN

(1944) Romance and fantasy in the South Seas, with two (count ’em) two Maria Montezes for the price of one. Maria Montez #1: sarong-clad “good twin” Tollea, who, on the eve of wedding hunk Jon Hall is kidnapped by ... Maria Montez # 2: “evil twin” Naja, high priestess of snake worshippers on Cobra Island, where villagers are routinely tossed into the local volcano. But when evil Maria is suddenly unable to fulfill her duties, can good Maria step in and convincingly perform the orgiastic Cobra Ritual dance? Approx. 70 min. 35mm.
2:55, 9:35

 

“Among the exotic treats: a rumbling volcano, a pet chimp, ominous gong sounds, forest-glade love scenes, human sacrifices, Naja’s handmaidens in their highheeled pumps, her imperious writhing during what is supposed to be a demonic dance.”
– Pauline Kael

"Flamboyantly Technicolor… If there is a Siodmak touch, it is the sinister dance that the sarong-wrapped dictator of Cobra Island performs for her ecstatic subjects, who greet her writhing with an unmistakable version of the Nazi salute."
– J. Hoberman, The New York Times