To Be or Not to Be

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Poster for the film TO BE OR NOT TO BE

To Be or Not to Be

Presented on 35mm

In Ernst Lubitsch’s masterful WWII satire, thespian couple Joseph (Jack Benny) and Maria Tura (Carole Lombard) are managing a theatrical troupe when the Nazis invade Poland. Maria is having an affair with Lieutenant Sobinski (Robert Stack), who suspects Professor Siletsky (Stanley Ridges) is a Nazi spy. With Siletsky in possession of a list of members of the Polish resistance, the Turas’ company takes action. Using their skill for impersonation, Joseph and company must confuse the Nazis and stop Siletsky from handing over the list.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers), $13 (senior nonmembers)

"The film’s high purpose propels Lubitsch to unsurpassed extremes of inventive audacity."
Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"One of the most profound, emotionally complex comedies ever made, covering a range of tones from satire to slapstick to shocking black humor."
David Kehr, Chicago Reader

This film is part of the Senior Afternoon Cinema series.



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