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After Tomorrow

Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Frank Borzage. 1932, 79 mins. 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film & TV Archive. With Charles Farrell, Marian Nixon, Mina Gombell, Josephine Hull, William Collier, Sr. One of six collaborations between director Borzage and ace screenwriter Sonya Levien, After Tomorrow united them with James Wong Howe, whose photography brings a sense of moody, stylized drama to this pre-Code, depression-addled love story. Farrell and Nixon play giddily engaged lovebirds grounded by money woes and meddlesome mothers. Just as their relationship endures thanks to faith in a better future, Wong Howe’s work is constantly looking ahead to the next several decades of moviemaking: every shot and scene of the film seems motivated by innovation—where to place the camera, when to move it, how to evoke big city life and psychological interiority.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.