Cabaret Cinema: Where Movies and Martinis Mix

Le Plaisir

This year at the Rubin Museum of Art the Cabaret Cinema, running from May-August 2015, is focusing on the role of masks in cinema. The series of films being shown throughout the summer all relate back to the Becoming Another: The Power of Masks exhibition. The Rubin Museum describes the exhibition as one that “illuminates the common threads of distinct differences in mask traditions”. A prominent guest speaker who discusses the movies relation to the exhibit introduces most of the films. Some of the guests this year include, mask designer Max Dana, neuroscientist Peter Mende-Siedlecki, and costume designer Fabio Toblini. This years line up began on Friday May 29 with a screening of Le Plaisir and finishes August 28 with To Catch a Thief.

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, USA 1986)

Blue Velvet

Friday June 12
Introduced by actor Kyle MacLachlan
Staring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, and Dennis Hopper

Brazil (Terry Gilliam, UK 1985)


Friday June 19
Introduced by author Mark Schoofs
Staring: Jonathan Pryce, Michael Palin, Robert De Niro, Jim Broadbent, and Katherine Helmond

Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, France/Italy 1960)

Eyes Without A Face

Friday June 26
Introduced by costumer designer Linda Cho and theater director Darko Tresnjak
Staring: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, and Juliette Mayniel

The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, USA 1987)

The Princess Bride

Friday July 10
Introduced by neuroscientist Peter Mende-Siedlecki
Staring: Cary Elwes and Robin Wright

Labyrinth (Jim Henson, UK/USA 1986)


Friday July 17
Introduced by writers and produces Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair
Staring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, and Toby Froud

Casanova (Frederico Fellini, Italy/US 1976)



Friday July 24
Introduced by costume designer Fabio Toblini
Staring: Donald Sutherland, Tina Autmont, and Cicely Browne

Phantom of the Paradise (Brian De Palma, USA 1974)

Phantom of the Paradise

Friday July 31
Staring: Paul Williams, William Finley, and Jessica Harper

The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshihagara, Japan 1966)

The Face of Another

Friday August 7
Staring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijiro Hira, Hyoko Kishida

Black Sunday (Mario Bava, Italy 1960)

Black Sunday

Friday August 14
Staring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, and Andrea Checchi

Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder, USA 1957)

Witness for the Prosecution

Friday August 21
Staring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton

To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1955)

To Catch a Thief

Friday August 28
Staring: Cary Grant and Grace Kelly


Tickets: $10

Member Price: Free

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