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‘Canoa: A Shameful Memory’ is shamelessly enticing

Welcome to “Throwback Thursdays,” a new film feature at The Stanford Daily. Every Thursday (hopefully), the Arts & Life section will publish reviews highlighting older or more obscure works — sometimes both — that are currently not playing in traditional theaters. This week, critic Amir Abou-Jaoude recommends Felipe Cazals’ “Canoa: A Shameful Memory” (1976) for its…

Cat people and leopard men: Val Lewton at the Stanford Theatre

Zombies and ghost ships and cats — oh my. For the month of April, the Stanford Theatre will screen the films of legendary horror producer Val Lewton. All nine of Lewton’s horror films will be screened in gorgeous 35mm film: “Cat People,” “I Walked with a Zombie,” “The Leopard Man,” “The Seventh Victim, “The Ghost Ship,” “The Curse of the…

Perf romance: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘The Shop Around the Corner’ at the Stanford Theatre

Christmas comes early with the soaring “Shop Around the Corner” (1940), which plays at the Stanford Theatre this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19 at 5:40 and 9:30 p.m. Director Lubitsch is the benevolent Papa Claus, and Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are his merry head elves, bringing joy, color and humble beauty. A bit of…

This weekend at the Stanford Theatre: ‘Design for Living’ and ‘The Merry Widow’

“Two’s company, but three’s a couple.”  – Adam Phillips, 1996. And Ernst Lubitsch, 1933. This weekend, the Stanford Theatre serves up one of the most delicious Lubitsch treats: the wholesome threesome comedy “Design for Living” (1933), playing Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Design for Living,” based off a Noël Coward play of the same…