MEMBERS-ONLY POTLUCK: Fritz Lang's "The Tiger of Eschnapur" & "The Indian Tomb"!

Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

NOTE: This event is only for current Cinefamily members +1 and Goethe-Institut members +1. As well, the entire event starts out with a potluck luncheon; things like bags of chips and drinks are not encouraged — please bring a dish. Impress us! To inquire about Cinefamily membership, go to

1:00-2:00pm – potluck lunch
2:00-3:45pm – The Tiger of Eschnapur
3:45-4:00pm – intermission
4:00-5:45pm – The Indian Tomb

A rarely-screened jungle adventure from one of Germany’s greatest early filmmakers — and one of Hollywood’s great Golden Era storytellers! After two decades of crafting stark thrillers like The Big Heat and Fury, Fritz Lang returned to Deustchland in 1957 to embark on a massive production rivaling the grandeur of his early spectaculars like Metropolis and Woman in the Moon. Between its breathtaking location exteriors and the glittering surfaces of its lavish sets, Lang’s three-and-a-half-hour “Indian Epic” (comprised of the two feature films The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb) is the stuff of pure Technicolor fantasy; nothing else in Lang’s oeuvre can compare with its mastery of space and color. With the same adventurous spirit of early serials that would later inform the Indiana Jones films, and within dreamlike temples and catacombs, Lang tells a delirious tale of forbidden love between a hunky German architect and a Shiva dancer (Debra Paget, whose scintillating temple dances are legendary.) Until now, only the severely truncated 90-minute stateside version has been theatrically available to Los Angeles audiences — but thanks to the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, the Cinefamily is thrilled to present the entirety of Lang’s mystical, larger-than-life tableau in its original German-language 35mm format!
The Tiger of Eschnapur Dir. Fritz Lang, 1959, 35mm, 102 min.
The Indian Tomb Dir. Fritz Lang, 1959, 35mm, 102 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s trailer for Fritz Lang’s “Indian Epic”!