Wednesday 5/25: “Little Man What Now” at the Portage Theater

Join us this Wednesday 5/25 for Frank Borzage’s LITTLE MAN WHAT NOW
OUR FINAL SCREENING FOR THIS CALENDER … CHECK BACK SOON FOR OUR NEW SCHEDULE!!
The Portage Theater – 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave – 7:30 – $5.00 per ticket

May 25th, 2011
LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW?
Frank Borzage • 1934
One of the best, most neglected films by one of Hollywood’s best, most neglected directors (you can’t even find a trailer for it on YouTube), Little Man, What Now? is a gently comedic drama based on a popular contemporary German novel. Margaret Sullavan and Douglass Montgomery radiate youth and sensuality as a couple struggling to make a good life for themselves in chaotic inter-war Germany. The fact that the Nazis banned (and eventually imprisoned) the author of the original novel after learning that the producer of Borzage’s adaptation was Jewish makes the film’s unrelenting hopefulness downright heartbreaking.
Print from Universal, special thanks to Paul Ginsburg and Dennis Chong.
98 min • Universal Pictures • 35mm
Tick Tock Tuckered (Robert Clampett, 1944, 7 min) 16mm
Newsreel: 1934

Reviews:
Mordaunt Hall (The New York Times)
Dave Kehr (The Chicago Reader)
Patrick Friel (Cine-File)

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