Film

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

by

Dir. Howard Hawks (1953).
Genre-master Howard Hawks’s purposefully vulgar, hyper-modern Hollywood musical features Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as a pair of cartoon gold diggers at sea. The stars have an uncanny rapport; it’s also the first time that the Blonde plays “Marilyn Monroe.”

Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 28, 4:15 p.m., 2011