CinemaLit plans to screen 1932 movie 

The CinemaLit Film Series at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco is back in full swing.

CinemaLit programs complement the Mechanics’ Institute Library’s collection of more than 2,500 videos and DVDs including classics, drama, comedy, foreign films and documentaries. Each Friday screening begins with an introduction of the movie, genre and themes by curator Michael Fox or another well-known local film writer or critic. The evening concludes with a salon discussion involving the audience and speakers.

Today’s program features 1932’s "Red-Headed Woman," a daring pre-Code classic. Directed by Jack Conway, the film stars Jean Harlow, who sizzles as a home-wrecking secretary.

Upcoming in this month’s"Sex in the City" series are John Schlesinger’s "Darling" (1965) starring Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey. Swinging London, Paris and Capri are the setting in the biting and far-ranging satire about the fortunes of a shallow fashion model.

David Thomson, author of "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film," is the guest speaker for this Jan. 12 program.

Programs begin at 6:30 p.m. each Friday. Tickets are $10 to the public, free for members of the Mechanics’ Insitute, 57 Post St., near Market Street. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call (415) 393-0100 or e-mail at

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