‘The Tarnished Angels’

The closest that cultivated emigré Douglas Sirk would come to making a European art film in Hollywood was The Tarnished Angels (1958), a svelte adaptation of William Faulkner’s Pylon. This tale of itinerant stunt fliers is iconic, morbid, and stocked with symbols—it’s a shadowy danse macabre rather than Written on the Wind’s gaudy mambo of desire.

Tickets are free with admission to the museum.

Category: Film
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street,
New York, NY