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Film Comes to 44 King Street – Celebrating Queer Screen Icon Marlene Dietrich

We’re thrilled to announce film screenings happening this October in collaboration with the Communications, Media and Culture department at the University of Stirling. Across two weeks, we’ll be showcasing the work of queer and feminist screen icon Marlene Dietrich by screening two films she made with frequent collaborator Josef Von Sternberg – Morocco and Dishonoured.  

MOROCCO | 1930 | dir. Josef Von Sternberg | 90 mins | October 14th | 7:30pm 

The Foreign Legion marches into Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich) arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto’s cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown (Gary Cooper) catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their past lives, the two edge cautiously into a no-strings relationship while being pursued by others. But Tom must leave on a perilous mission: is it too late for them? 

This screening will feature an introduction discussing Dietrich’s position as a queer icon by Darren Elliott-Smith (Senior Lecturer in Film and Gender & Programme Director of Gender Studies). 

DISHONOURED | 1931 | dir. Josef Von Sternberg | 91 mins | October 21st | 7:30pm 

During World War I, the Austrian Secret Service its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians. Her assignment is to expose two suspected infiltrators by flirting with them. Both men become infatuated with her.  

This screening will feature an introduction discussing Dietrich’s complicated relationship with director Josef von Sternberg by Sam Warnock (Events Program Assistant at Creative Stirling). 

Screenings will take place in 44 King Street’s Event Space and tickets are £6 for each film. You can book your place and find out more information on the films here