Chauncey -Theater 1 Mon, Oct 9, 2023 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Director:Clarence Brown
Featuring:Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew
Runtime:95 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:1935
Production Country:USA


Presented as part of the Iowa City Book Festival

Stick around after the show for a conversation with University of Iowa Professor Anna Barker

"Garbo acts with a dignity and a bitter passion."—Meyer Levin, Esquire

"Presents a Garbo in the high summer of her maturity, richer and more mellow than she has ever been before."—C.A. Lejeune, Observer UK

This 19th-century period piece is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel. On a trip to St. Petersburg, Anna Karenina (Greta Garbo), neglected wife of the famed Alexei Alexandrovitch Karenin (Basil Rathbone), meets a handsome military officer, Count Vronsky (Fredric March). Vronsky becomes enamored of Anna and follows her back to Moscow to confess his feelings. Will she follow her heart to be with him, even if it destroys her family and results in public disgrace?