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Drama, LGBTQ | 1924 | NR. 1hr 33min
CAST: Walter Slezak, Benjamin Christensen, Nora Gregor DIRECTOR: Carl Theodor Dreyer VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | WATCH NOW

These classics of early queer cinema, all way ahead of their time, come to Kino Marquee for Pride Month in gorgeous new restorations. 

Danish film master Carl Theodor Dreyer's Michael is a mature and visually elegant period romance decades ahead of its time. Michael takes its place alongside Dreyer's better known masterpieces as an unusually sensitive and decorous work of art and is one of the earliest and most compassionate overtly gay-themed films in movie history. Collaborating with famed German cinematographers Karl Freund (Metropolis, The Last Laugh) and Rudolph Maté (Passion of Joan of Arc, DOA) Michael offers the first fully realized example of Dreyer's emotionally precise, visually extravagant style that would be perfected in his subsequent masterworks such as Joan of Arc and Ordet. 

The picture speaks through its sumptuous decor, its subtle performances, and, perhaps most crucially, its compositions, expertly lensed by the influential cinematographer Karl Freund.
Film at Lincoln Center
Closeups of burning intensity and opulent tableaux of frozen horror suggest the great director's transcendent theme, of divine grace granted and withheld.
Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Offers a remarkably sympathetic view of gay and bisexual life.
Tim Purrel, Entertainment Weekly
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