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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Anniversary Classics Screenings for LGBTQ Pride Month!

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - Anniversary Classics Screenings for LGBTQ Pride Month!

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present screenings of the milestone Oscar-nominated French comedy, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, as part of the Anniversary Classics Abroad program. The screenings mark the 40th anniversary of the American release in 1979, as well as noting LGBTQ Pride Month, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Based on a hit French stage farce by Jean Poiret, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was adapted for the screen by Poiret, Francis Veber, Marcello Dano, and Edouard Molinaro, who also directed. The “birds of a feather” story concerns a gay couple in St. Tropez, Renato (played by the veteran Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi), the owner of a drag-performance nightclub, and his high-strung headliner partner Albin (French comic Michel Serrault). Their twenty-year relationship is turned upside down when Renato’s son, who had been raised jointly by Renato and Albin, announces he is about to marry the daughter of the ultra-conservative Minister of Moral Standards. Complications and hilarity ensue when Renato and his son attempt to mask the true nature of Renato and Albin’s partnership for the prospective in-laws.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Laemmle theaters

La Cage aux Folles
Directed by: Édouard Molinaro
Written by: Francis Veber, Édouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret
Starring: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier
Year: 1978
Runtime: 97 min
Language: French with English subtitles
Distributor: Criterion Collection