THIS APRIL- The Paradise is going back to basics with nine films that tell thee story of our founding decade: the drama, the depression, and the design. The Paradise Presents DIRTY DECO: an aesthetic journey through the 1930s. From subversive pre-code productions, to later works that recapture the sordid underbelly of the era from a contemporary political lens- all through the sheen of glorious art deco. Step back in time and join us in Paradise as we travel back to the dirty decade...
IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD. BUT IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN HELL. Closing out our opening night is a lurid account of 1930s Hollywood. What better way to celebrate the era's. luscious design than with the story of an aspiring art director? Based on the acclaimed novel by Nathanael West, and helmed by John Schlesinger- it's 1975's THE DAY OF THE LOCUST.
Tod Hackett, a new arrival to Los Angeles and aspiring art director, is trying to make it in Hollywood in the late 1930's. He soon finds himself increasingly infatuated with his mysterious neighbor, Faye, a wanna-be starlet with possibly devious motives of her own. As Tod is drawn deeper into the lurid private lives of studio bosses and film industry people, he gradually becomes desperate to know if Faye - or anyone - in Hollywood is capable of real love.
(Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)
Saturday April 1st, 8:30 PM/8 PM Doors
Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.
Looking for more deco? These films pair perfectly with our newly reopened Bar Biltmore! Join us Thursdays through Saturdays in our intimate narrow speakeasy-style bar accented with antique brass and Art Deco patterned tiles. Bespoke leather stools and cushions beside our wide windows offer luxuriant spots to sit, chat, and drink. The seasonal outdoor patio balcony overlooks Bloor Street West and our landmark Paradise sign. The views towards downtown and the crisp design make this cocktail bar the perfect place for a drink before a dinner, a show, or an intimate setting for a raucous celebration lasting until the small hours. Visit barbiltmore.com to reserve a table!