Dir. Jean Renoir (1932).
Entering his greatest period, Jean Renoir transformed a third rate boudoir comedy into an anarchic masterpiece, one of the funniest life-affirmations in cinema. As the superbly scurrilous, vagrant who blithely disrupts his benefactor's bourgeois household, Michel Simon is an almost honorary Marx Brothers movie.
Sat., April 17, 6 & 9 p.m.; Sun., April 18, 3, 6 & 9 p.m., 2010