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Working during the Depression, Berlin-born Ernst Lubitsch was careful to set his playfully immoral sex-and-money comedies outside his adopted United States. His Trouble in Paradise transpires in an enchanted (if not garbage-free) Venice, where two attractive young faux-aristocrats (Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall) dabble in love and larceny. Trouble is considered one of the director’s best films, with dialogue as sparkling as a cache of purloined gems. This AFI Film Buffs Club presentation also includes a short and a cartoon at 8:15 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s American Film Institute Theater. $6.50. (202) 785-4600. (MJ)