Past event


Presented in collaboration with Dirty Looks and the Thomas Mann House

To comply with the overnight directive of the California Department of Public Health and a mandate from the County of Los Angeles, effective today, March 12, 2020, all REDCAT performances and screenings are being postponed through May 15, 2020.


Legendary German auteur Ulrike Ottinger (MadamXExile Shanghai, etc.) returns to REDCAT with the screening of her cult film, Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press. Vibrant restored colors and breathtaking scene design encase the battle of seduction and power between two divas—the glamorous femme Delphine Seyrig as Frau Dr. Mabuse, the head of a media conglomerate, and the gender-bending über-model Veruschka von Lehndorff as the dandy Dorian Gray. As Mabuse wants to mold Dorian into a tabloid celebrity, they dive into the Berlin sexual underground haunted by creatures escaped from Fassbinder’s cinema (Magdalena Montezuma, Irm Hermann) or attend a performance of their own doubles in a pre-colonial operatic fantasy, interacting with a singer (Tabea Blumenschein) who will become Dorian’s unpredictable love object.

In person: Ulrike Ottinger

Wildly inventive…a one-woman avant-garde.

The New York Times

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.