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Lola Montes
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Facets Cinematheque has announced its lineup of weekly summer school classes, beginning the week of June 14, and they look like good stuff to me. On Mondays, Jeffrey Jon Smith lectures on "Female Friendship in Classic Hollywood," with screenings of Stage Door (1937), The Old Maid (1939), The Women (1939) The Great Lie (1941), So Proudly We Hail! (1943), and Old Acquaintance (1943).

On Tuesdays, Therese Grisham presents "The Cinematic Ecstasies of Max Ophuls," screening Liebelei (1932), Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948), Caught (1949), Le Plaisir (1952), The Earrings of Madame de... (1953), and Lola Montes (1955).

On Wednesdays, Kristen Barnes lectures on "The Poetic Cine-Writings of Agnes Varda," which includes La Pointe Courte (1954), Cleo From 5 to 7 (1961), Le Bonheur (1965), One Sings the Other Doesn't (1976), Vagabond (1985), and The Beaches of Agnes (2008).

And on Thursdays, Michael N.J. Wright and Carolina Posses Emiliani present "Eye-to-Eye: David Mamet and Woody Allen," examining the filmmakers' respective treatments of Chicago and New York in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Spartan (2004), Match Point (2005), Redbelt (2008), and Cassandra's Dream (2007).

Tuition for each class is $125; for more information click here or call 773-281-9075.

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