GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Gilda (restored 35mm print!)

In addition to being one of the mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth, Greg Proops is now the host of a new lugubrious, salacious, verbacious monthly podcast: The Greg Proops Film Club! First up, Greg records his latest episode live on the Cinefamily stage, and then it’s time for a restored 35mm screening of the classic noir Gilda. Greg sez: “Charles Vidor’s psychosexual three-way of hatred, pervy mind control and 1940s-style latent homosexuality. Rita Hayworth is unforgettable and boom-troculous as a devilish super-babe caught between two guys: a maniac who wants to possess her, and a sap who loves her so much he hates her. Thrill to Argentinian gambling houses, bald-faced deceit, triple crosses, good old evil Nazis, a detective who lets people get away with murder, and the greatest strip-tease dance number ever when Gilda sings ‘Put the Blame on Mame.’ This one is hot and freaky. This movie will make you believe people had sex in the ‘40s.” Proops will deconstruct, reanimate and regale this fine classic, plus tackle 467 ancilliary tangents in an expert flick of the verbal wrist. Be there!
Dir. Charles Vidor, 1946, 35mm, 110 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Doug Benson Movie Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch the trailer for “Gilda”!
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