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Douglas Sirk Film Series Schedule
"...Faulkner's novel Pylon, The Tarnished Angels is one of Sirk's few movies with a high-art source. Filmed in black-and-white,..."

May 12, 2000 Screens Feature

Sink Into Sirk This May
Alamo screens "Majestic Tears: The Melodramas of Douglas Sirk"
"...Need a li'l push? Why not sink into some Sirk?..."

May 1, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Sirkus Maximus
Douglas Sirk's Fifties film melodramas expose a world of emotional turbulence lurking beneath the placid surface of the Eisenhower years.
"...nutshell, that might sum up the subversive dialectics of Douglas Sirk's films. Who is Douglas Sirk, and why is..."

May 12, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ju Dou
"...for this movie are. But in America they'd be Douglas Sirk and The Postman Always Rings Twice. Nominated for..."

May 10, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Venus Beauty Institute
"...Bulle Ogier and Nathalie Baye. Venus Beauty Institute has Douglas Sirk's soapy prints all over it. The César Award-winning..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Broken Embraces
Penélope Cruz stars in Pedro Almodóvar's latest, which plays like the lost love child of Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock.
"...though Broken Embraces might be the love child of Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock, with its dramatic broad strokes,..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls
Despite the fact that Tyler Perry relies on contrivances and sentimentality, he manages to spin a good yarn in the process.
"...I say?) a surprising mix of Frank Capra and Douglas Sirk. When Monty’s boss (the compelling Gossett Jr.) launches..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Satin Rouge
A dutiful Tunisian widow and mother of a teenage girl is awakened to self-actualization through the allure of belly-dancing.
"...story about a middle-aged woman's awakening is universal. Think Douglas Sirk and the old Hollywood formulas for women's “weepies,”..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Flower of My Secret
This florid film comes across like Almodóvar riffing on Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant and Douglas Sirk's (Imitation of Life). The story about a writer who is dissatisfied with her life marks the return of Almodovar's dark, delicious humor.
"...of Petra Von Kant comes to mind) riffing on Douglas Sirk (Imitation of Life). If that doesn't sound deliriously..."

April 26, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Raise the Red Lantern
Zhang's film is a biting examination of sexual politics, mandarin-style. Also stunningly gorgeous to look at, this melodrama transcends all borders and eras to speak to the ages.
"...thing to happen to film melodrama since German emigre Douglas Sirk came to Hollywood and reinvigorated the form in..."

June 5, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Killer
This is the film that made John Woo and Chow Yun-Fat household names within action-crazed American households. Elements of conventional melodrama and criminal double-crosses blend in this story about a hitman conducting one last job to earn the money to restore the eyesight of a woman he had previously blinded.
"...noticed, the plot starts off as a retelling of Douglas Sirk's Magnificent Obsession with a young nightclub singer, Jenny..."

April 19, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

All That Heaven Allows
"...Directed by: Douglas Sirk. Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson and Agnes Moorehead...."

July 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Tarnished Angels
"...Directed by: Douglas Sirk. Starring: Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Jack..."

May 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Written on the Wind
This wild love story among the pillars of a rich Texas oil family features a drunken, paranoid playboy (Stack, in maybe his very best performance), the woman who loves him (Bacall), the man who loves her (Hudson), and the half-sister (Malone) who loves him. This oil-family story is way, way east of Eden.
"...Directed by: Douglas Sirk. Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and..."

May 31, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In Order to Live
An American in Paris (1951)
"...of the power and depth of Carmen Jones. (9/26/86) DOUGLAS SIRK..."

May 28, 1999 Screens Feature

An American in Paris (1951)
"...of the power and depth of Carmen Jones. (9/26/86) DOUGLAS SIRK..."

May 28, 1999 Screens Feature

Magnificent Obsession
This is the film that heralded Sirk's astonishing end-career run of gloriously over-the-top women's pictures
"...and a crisper soundtrack, but filmmaker Allison Anders – a Douglas Sirk fanatic and contributor to this Criterion Collection two-disc..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

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Our Top 10s give you another chance to laugh, and rail, at us; Republican dominance and a state budget crisis bode ill for government services, and for Austin; we bid a fond farewell to "Dancing About Architecture" and chart a new course, a bit.
"...and a great score. An overly faithful homage to Douglas Sirk, the great melodrama director of the Fifties (one..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Imitation of Life
"...Directed by: Douglas Sirk. Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Susan Kohner, Sandra..."

June 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Written on the Wind
A Douglas Sirk tour de force, 'Written on the Wind' explores the director's typical fascination with interfamilial relationships in a hold-on-to-your-cocktail- hat production oozing with Technicolor angst
"...Criterion, $29.95 A Douglas Sirk tour de force, Written on the Wind explores..."

March 18, 2005 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

A Scandal in Paris
A Scandal in Paris is Douglas Sirk before Douglas Sirk became good.
"...D: Douglas Sirk (1946); with George Sanders, Carole Landis, Signe Hasso,..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Johnny Belinda, Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows
"...Ayres, Charles Bickford, Stephen McNally, Jan Sterling.MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION D: Douglas Sirk (1954); with Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead, Rock Hudson,..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Page Two
How do we define Austin?
"..."Douglas Sirk's films mess your mind up!" as Rainer Werner..."

May 12, 2000 Column by Louis Black

If Douglas Sirk had made martial arts movies they probably would have looked something like Zhang Yimou's stunning new opus.
"...Chen Daoming and Zhang Ziyi. Had Hollywood film director Douglas Sirk made Chinese martial arts movies instead of the..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Far From Heaven
"...and Viola Davis. Far From Heaven begins just like Douglas Sirk's 1952 Hollywood melodrama All That Heaven Allows: The..."

Nov. 21, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...their fortysomething status.) Things take a turn for the Douglas-Sirkian when Kate meets up with a former student half..."

April 26, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
Fassbinder's grimy Berliner sensibility coats the bare bones of Sirk's original tale in a slick sheen of weary cynicism and pits true love against societal mores in a battle to the bitter end.
"...That German merchant-in-angst Fassbinder could successfully remake Douglas Sirk's 1955 über-melodrama, All That Heaven Allows, proved once..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
"...Theatre begin their series,"The Subversive and the Soap Opera: Douglas Sirk in the Fifties" beginning with 1954's Rock Hudson/..."

May 12, 2000 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Magnificent Obsession
"...Directed by: Douglas Sirk. Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush and..."

May 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...(1957, 88min/b&w, DCP) Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, and Adolphe Menjou. Directed by Stanley Kubrick...."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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