*La Cage aux folles*. 1978. France/Italy. Directed by Édouard Molinaro. Courtesy Continental Distributing Inc./Photofest

La Cage aux folles (Birds of a Feather). 1978. France/Italy. Directed by Édouard Molinaro. Screenplay by Jean Poiret, Francis Veber, Molinaro, Marcello Danon. With Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier. In Italian; English subtitles. 97 min.

An international blockbuster that begat two sequels and a Tony Award–winning Broadway musical, La Cage was adapted from Jean Poiret’s warm-and-winning stage farce about a pair of aging queens—Renato, owner of a scandalous St. Tropez nightclub (Tognazzi), and Albin (Serrault), his transvestite “roommate”—who, through a series of exquisitely timed comic set pieces, attempt to conceal their gay “lifestyle” from the ultraconservative soon-to-be in-laws of Renato’s son.

DCP courtesy Park Circus

  1. Sunday, December 23,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Friday, December 7,
    6:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2