Poly Movie Night – Design for Living

Date(s) - May 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Videology Bar & Cinema


Open Love NY presents Poly Movie Night, a FREE series of feature films that focus on the portrayal of consensual / ethical non-monogamy in cinema.

Our first selection is a classic from 1933 entitled “Design for Living” starring Fredric March, Gary Cooper, and Miriam Hopkins. Based on a Noel Coward play and with a screenplay by Ben Hecht (“The Front Page,” “Spellbound”) it’s a pre-Hays code comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

We’ll meet at the bar at 6:30 for pre-screening socializing and start the movie at 7 pm in the private theater in the back. Videology Bar & Cinema in Williamsburg is about 7 blocks from the Bedford Street stop on the L, or about 9 blocks from the Marcy Avenue stop on the JMZ. The more people come, the more likely we’ll continue the event!

Design for Living
Synopsis: Gilda Farrell, a commercial artist living in Paris, falls in love with a painter and a playwright, two old friends who are sharing an apartment. When she can’t make up her mind which one of them she prefers, she proposes a “gentleman’s agreement”: She will move in with them as a friend and critic of their work, but they will never have sex. But when Tom goes to London to supervise a production of one of his plays, leaving Gilda alone with George, how long will their gentleman’s agreement last?