My Favorite French Film
Online registration closed, Walk-ins welcome!
|Wednesday, November 13, 2013|
|54 W. Chicago Avenue|
|$8 Admission with a glass of French wine|
Please note: wine served after the screening for this program!
Film retrospective 2013-2014 : My Favorite French Film
Chicago’s great citizens share their favorite French film with you! Prepare to be surprised by some of our matches… with contemporary to rare, classic films from France and la francophonie.
L’Age d’Or / Golden Age (1930, 63 min.) by Luis Bunuel with French Jazzman Alexandre Pierrepont & The Bridge ensemble
In French with English subtitles.
A popular success when it was released in 1930, this comedy with a screenplay signed Salvador Dali features a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but constantly thwarted by the values and sexual mores of Family, Church and bourgeois Society.
French jazzman Alexandre Pierrepont curates “The Bridge”, a multi-year project building bridges between Chicago and France through jazz. On-stage at the Alliance: Joshua Abrams / contrebasse , Aymeric Avice/trompette, bugle, Avreeayl Ra /batterie, percussions, Benjamin Sanz/ batterie, percussions See more about The Bridge Project here
Luis Buñuel Portolés was a Spanish filmmaker. He is considered as the father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium.
When Luis Buñuel died in 1983, his obituary in the New York Times called him "an iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later".
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