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Archival Treasures

Three film classics presented in pristine restored prints.

Film historian Milos Stehlik will introduce a rare screening of Romanian director Lucian Pintillie’s long-banned 1968 masterpiece, Reenactment;
film noir expert and cultural archeologist Eddie Muller returns to the festival to present a gorgeous new print of John M. Stahl’s 1945 Technicolor noir, Leave Her to Heaven; in a tribute to Palm Desert resident Marian Marsh, we present Josef von Sternberg’s magnificent 1935 Crime and Punishment.

Crime and Punishment   

Crime and Punishment
USA, 1935, 88 min.
The rarely-screened Crime and Punishment (1935), directed by Josef von Sternberg and based on Dostoevsky’s classic 1866 novel, stars gifted Peter Lorre in his American debut and beautiful Palm Desert resident Marian Marsh in one of her best roles.... more

Leave Her to Heaven   

Leave Her to Heaven
USA, 1945, 110 min.
Czar of Noir Eddie Muller will introduce this archival presentation of John M. Stahl’s magnificent Leave Her to Heaven in an extraordinary 35mm print restored by the Film Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde star.... more


Romania, 1968, 106 min.
Film historian Milos Stehlik will introduce this rare presentation of the long-banned Reenactment, the film that young Romanian filmmakers cite as inspiration. The story of two students who must work on a state-sponsored documentary in lieu of going to jail for drunkenness.... more

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