August 22 Interior Luxe: Art Deco in Three Films
A Partnership with Film Streams
@ 1 pm

Film Streams' repertory programming is supported by Omaha Steaks. Interior Luxe: Art Deco in Three Films is supported by Sam Walker. Discount tickets: At Film Streams, $2 off regular priced Interior Luxe series film ticket with Joslyn membership card or American Art Deco exhibition ticket stub. At Joslyn, $2 off American Art Deco general public adult/college student ticket with Film Streams membership card or ticket stub from an Interior Luxe series film ticket. For details and to purchase tickets, visit

From influencing film set design to the most stylish stars' home decor, Art Deco was a defining visual aesthetic for much of the Hollywood Golden Age. When translated to cinema, the bold lines, shapely curves, and stark color contrasts seen in industrial design and everyday objects became compelling graphic statements that could take audiences to new, lavish worlds. This three-film series, presented in conjunction with Joslyn's American Art Deco exhibition, explores how Art Deco's influence shifted the balance of power in film and centered the background. Grand Hotel, Flying Down to Rio, and The Wizard of Oz are not only well-told stories, they are well-designed worlds that unabashedly embrace beauty and style. Interior Luxe: Art Deco in Three Films celebrates a style that will forever define cinema.

Stop by Joslyn to enjoy the American Art Deco exhibition before or after movie screenings at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey Street! To launch the series, Film Streams Artistic Director Diana Martinez, Ph.D., will deliver an introduction to the first title in the series, Grand Hotel, on Sunday, August 15, at 1 pm.

Sunday, August 15 @ 1 pm
Art Deco style meets Hollywood glamour. This episodic film, starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, and Wallace Berry, explores how setting and decor can evoke adventure and romance for the restless protagonists.

Sunday, August 22 @ 1 pm
This cheeky musical feawtures the first pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in supporting roles. Made as breezy, escapist fare, Flying Down to Rio's extravagant Art Deco and Latin-inspired sets and costumes captivated audiences.

Sunday, August 29 @ 1 pm
Wizard of Oz art director Cedric Gibbons, one of the most influential figures in American cinema, is credited with shaping the aesthetic of the Golden Age and making Art Deco synonymous with Hollywood. The style and fantasy of The Wizard of Oz is a tour through his strengths as a visual storyteller.