TONIGHT!

a Free Classic Film Screening

inside the Ace Hotel’s Clubhouse

Feb 24 // 7:00pm // FREE

About Cinematheque

via Ace Hotel’s site

We screen rarely seen cinematic gems at Cinemathèque every Thursday night (except Thanksgiving) in the Clubhouse. These are neglected masterpieces you won’t see anywhere else, curated by John Steppling – a film critic, screenwriter and historian who knows the annals of rare film like no one else. Come nerd out, have a drink and catch these on the glimmering big screen while you can.

Plot Summaries via IMDB

The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.” King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it’s especially galling because he turned over his entire kingdom to them. Paul Scofeld is an ancient, imposing shell of a Lear tormented by his too-long life as well as by daughters he calls “untatural hags.” At one point, the king looks his eldest daughter, Goneril (Ireme Worth), straight in the eye and declares, “Thou art a boil, a plague-sore, of embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood.” These are the troubles not even the best-trained family counselor could ever hope to resolve. Written by alfiehitchie

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear’s loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers. Written by Jim Beaver

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