*Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale*. 1970. Italy. Directed by Vittorio Caprioli. Courtesy Cinecittà Luce

Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale. 1970. Italy. Directed by Vittorio Caprioli. Screenplay by Caprioli, Enrico Medioli, Bernardino Zapponi. With Ugo Tognazzi, Maurice Ronet, Jenny Tamburi. In Italian; English subtitles. . 103 min.

Years before La Cage aux folles, Ugo Tognazzi starred in this virtually unknown gay comedy-drama as the rococo confection “Madame Royale,” a flamboyant drag performer who gets mixed up with a police inspector (Ronet) when his voluptuous teenage charge (Tamburi) goes missing. Vittorio Caprioli, a popular character actor turned director, wrote this unusually sensitive film with Visconti’s and Fellini’s frequent collaborators, Enrico Medioli and Bernardino Zapponi. Digital Projection. Courtesy of CSC Cineteca Nazionale

  1. Sunday, December 23, 2018,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Thursday, December 20, 2018,
    6:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2