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Queen Christina screening (2019-Feb-12 @ 7:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 12 @ 19:30–21:09
The Dryden will screen Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian, U.S. 1933, 99 min., 35mm) as part of the Winter Romance series.
Greta Garbo delivers one of her best performances as the beautiful and powerful Queen Christina of Sweden. Loosely based on the real Queen Christina, who assumed the throne in 1632 at the age of six, this fictionalized love story depicts one of the most highly educated women of the seventeenth century who often dressed as a man and had sworn off marriage. When Queen Christina unexpectedly falls in love with a Spanish ambassador, she must navigate a momentous choice between loyalty to her people and following her heart.
[source: George Eastman Museum calendar, 2019-Jan-28]