Thérèse Raquin

LBO Cinema, a series of films hosted by the Long Beach Opera, starts the weekend off with a matinee screening of the 1953 French romantic drama Thérèse Raquin (also titled The Adultress), at the same time teasing their premiere opera ushering in the company's 2015 season. It's a scandalous tale: A woman, unhappy in her marriage to her miserable cousin, takes a lover—who ends up murdering her husband and getting blackmailed for it. Starring the stunning mugs of Simone Signoret and Raf Vallone, Thérèse Raquin won the Silver Lion award when it screened at the 14th Venice International Film Festival. The LBO will provide refreshments, so come have a mimosa, enjoy 102 minutes of moodily beautiful black-and-white cinematography, and then make plans to see the opera next month.

Sat., Dec. 6, 11 a.m., 2014

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