"All Vows" is an English translation of "Kol Nidre," the incantation that begins the Yom Kippur service and which pre-emptively nullifies any future vows made unintentionally. The film uses ancient archival films to depict an unknowable future, reflected through a dissolving historic document. (Bill Morrison, USA 2013, 10 min)
Director: Preston Sturges
US Distributor: Paramount Pictures
A handsome but stupid heir and a delectable con artist enjoy a shipboard romance until he drops her when he learns she’s a grifter, setting the stage for comic confrontation when she reappears in his hometown in another guise. The phenomenal Preston Sturges elicits brilliant performances from a cast headed by Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck in this hilarious screwball classic.