Forbidden Paradise (Friday Night Gala)

  • 12A

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incl. champagne receptionstarts 19:00with live music by The Red Hot Minute Brass BandDress code: HippFest glamour or military moustacheJoin us for the most glamorous night of the Festival and be transported to a romantic past to a world of court intrigue and military derring-do, where men twirl their moustaches in thrall to a woman with the greatest heart in all of Europe.Pola Negri, one of Hollywoods most alluring and vampish stars, delights in the role of Czarina Catherine, flamboyantly presiding over her subjects and her enthusiastic succession of male conquests. When rescued from revolutionaries by the dashing Captain Alexis, Catherine repays him in the boudoir only to find him tiresomely smitten, causing upset in the royal palace and beyond. Ernst Lubitschs eighth and final film with screen-diva Negri displays all the directors witty sophistication and sauciness and bubbles over with Negris sensational screen charisma.Dir. Ernst Lubitsch | US | 1924 | N/C 12A | bw + tinted | English intertitles |1h 13m(+ short accompanied by Forrester Pyke)With: Pola Negri, Rod La Rocque, Adolphe Menjou, Pauline StarkePerforming Live: Jane Gardner ensemble (piano, violin, percussion)New restoration courtesy Museum of Modern Art, NYCThe Friday night gala reception and entertainment are generously supported by the Corbie Inn and Tesco BonessThis event will be presented with BSL and electronic notetaking for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing audiencesNo need to rush off at the end of the film. The night is young and all our guests are invited to hold court in their finery for a few more hours of convivial celebration and to raise a glass to the Czarina with live music. The Hippodrome bar serving soft and alcoholic drinks will be open until 23:30.New for 2019: The Boness Community Bus is offering a bespoke HippFest direct service to and from Linlithgow for just �3.50 single / �5 return. Book online.

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