December 4, 2010

Lorre Films at New York’s Museum of Modern Art

Peter Lorre fans in the New York City area are in for a rare treat this week – a showing of Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. (The Trunks of Mr. O.F., 1931) at the Museum of Modern Art.

From Nov. 17, 2010, to Mar. 7, 2011, MOMA will host Weimar Cinema, 1919-1933: Daydreams and Nightmares, a festival of 75 full-length and six short German films, along with a gallery exhibition of film posters and stills from the Weimar era.

Lorre films on the schedule will be shown in Theater 1 – the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater – and include:

Dec. 4 (Sat), 2010 – Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. (1931), 8 p.m.
Dec. 8 (Wed), 2010 – Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. (1931), 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 9 (Thurs), 2010 – M (1931), 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 (Sat), 2010 – M (1931), 5 p.m.

Tickets for Theater 1 programs are available at the lobby information desk and the film desk. The lobby information desk opens at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The film desk opens at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors (65 and over, with I.D.), $6 for full-time students. MOMA members and children 16 and under are free, but a ticket is required.

Advance tickets are also available, but no more than one week in advance of a film. The service charge is $1 for MOMA members and $1.50 for all others. Tickets may also be purchased online through the MOMA website. For more information, please call (212) 708-9400.

The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th avenues in midtown Manhattan, and is easily reached by both subway and bus. If arriving by car, MOMA visitors and members can receive discounted parking at nearby garages. More information, including rates, can be found under Parking on the MOMA website.

As Stix the newspaper editor in Die Koffer des Hernn O.F., Peter Lorre enjoyed a romantic role as loving husband and father in a light musical comedy. It was a part he seldom got the opportunity to play in a career dominated by films of suspense, mystery and murder.

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