march, 2018

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23mar7:00 pmKING OF HEARTS (Digitally restored!)7:00 pm est


(Friday) 7:00 pm

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FRI & SAT (3/23 & 24)  7:00

WED & THU (3/28 & 29)  7:00

Drama | Comedy | War 102 min. Unrated. 1966
In English, and French & German w/English subtitles

Director: Philippe de Broca
Starring: Alan Bates, Genevieve Bujold, Adolfo Celi, Françoise Christophe, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Serrault, Micheline Presle, Pierre Brasseur

More than 50 years later, ‘The King of Hearts’ remains an apt take on war and madness.

Fifty-two years after its original release, this satirical look at the absurdities of war is presented in a gorgeous new 4K restoration for modern audiences to discover.

During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick is sent on a mission to a village in the French countryside to disarm a bomb set by the retreating German army. Plumpick encounters a strange town occupied by the former residents of the local psychiatric hospital who escaped after the villagers deserted. Assuming roles like Bishop, Duke, barber, and circus ringmaster, they warmly accept the visitor as their King of Hearts. With his reconnaissance and bomb-defusing mission looming, Plumpick starts to prefer the acceptance of the insane locals over the insanity of the war raging outside. Since its debut, King of Hearts has become a worldwide cult favorite and stands out as one of de Broca’s most memorable films.

A surrealistic jewel of a comedy which you realize, when you can catch your breath between laughs, has made the case for the sanity of the lunatics and the madness of the war-waging sane.—Los Angeles Times

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