This screening is presented in association with our friends at Eastbourne Rainbow.

Dietrich was known for her androgynous roles and her bisexuality, rumours have long swirled that she had a number of affairs with women, including Claudette Colbert and Edith Piaf. Morocco is best known as the origin of that iconic scene featuring Dietrich performing dressed in a man’s tailcoat. Halfway through the act, she plants a kiss on another woman – obviously scandalous for the time. 

“With this romantic reverie, Marlene Dietrich made her triumphant debut before American audiences and unveiled the enthralling, insouciant persona that would define her Hollywood collaboration with director Josef von Sternberg.” – Criterion Collection


Towner Cinema Safety Procedures

· We have reduced capacity in the cinema and will operating at 40% of normal occupancy to ensure ample space for social distancing.

· Seats will be assigned by Towner staff to ensure social distancing is maintained.

· Masks are mandatory and should be worn for the duration of screenings (unless visitor is exempt).

· Food and drink will not be allowed into the cinema space.

· We are accepting card payments only.

· The cinema, including seating and toilets, will be cleaned after every screening.

· Films have been scheduled to avoid congestion in foyers between two screenings.

· Hand sanitisers will be available as you enter the gallery, again as you enter the cinema and also outside the cinema toilets.

· There is a screen at the Welcome Desk to protect staff and visitors.

· We will collect customer details to support NHS Test & Trace.

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