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Valentine's Day 2018

For Valentine’s it’s all about love here at Metrograph, where we pair low-down carnal desire with elevated, spiritual amour. Bring a date, treat yourself, and make a night of it upstairs in the cozy confines of the Commissary, with a cocktail, a sweet treat, or our special Valentine’s Day prix fixe dinner.

Ball of Fire

2:45pm

Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck make up one of the more attractive couples in screen history in this screwball Snow White & the Seven Dwarves fromscreenwriters Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, with easy, breezy charm for days.

Sunrise

3:00pm. 9:30pm

Murnau’s sublime masterwork captures in exaggerated expressionist language the gamut of feelings that can pass between a couple, from the wandering eye to homicidal indignity to the otherworldly transports of pure and perfect love.

Love Me Tonight

7:30pm

Maurice Chevalier’s very flirtatious tailor and Jeanette MacDonald’s prim princess are a match across class boundaries in Mamoulian’s innovative pre-Code musical, featuring Chevalier signature song “Isn’t it Romantic?” (Yes! Yes it is!)

Pleasures of the Flesh

5:00pm

Language is less crucial in this bold and brilliant bomb-thrower, Ôshima’s entry into the genre of pink-eiga softcore, which follows a lovelorn tutor as he burns through a pile of stolen cash on a point-of-no-return sex odyssey.

Wild Things

5:00pm. 9:30pm

After being redeemed by Murnau, squelch deep, deep down into the primal swampwater with McNaughton’s twisty, tawdry Miami-set erotic thriller, with Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon and more.

Maîtresse

12:30pm. 9:30pm

More opposites attract in this wild amour fou ride that slashes like a riding crop, which kicks off with an unforgettable breaking-and-entering meet-cute between blue-collar bloke Gérard Depardieu and high-class dominatrix Bulle Ogier.

Our 4-course, prix-fixe menu is $65 per person and includes a Lamb’s Lettuce with corned duck breast, Candele Terrine or Timpano with pheasant, and finishes off with a choice of Angel Food or Flourless Chocolate Cake.

We’ll be serving two signature cocktails: the spicy mezcal Ball of Fire and the Maîtresse, with vodka, lillet blanc, lemon, strawberry and thyme.
With love, Metrograph