Ciné-Club: Full Moon in Paris

Ciné-Club: Full Moon in Paris


Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - Zoom links will be emailed Saturday evening

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How long can you live in two places at once? That's the question Louise must ask herself as she struggles to reconcile the stabillity of her romantic relationship with the freedom of single life in this quintessentially 80's romcom from Éric Rohmer. Join us this week as we discuss:

Full Moon in Paris ("Les nuits de la pleine lune", 1984)

Rent on YouTube, Vudu, or Amazon Prime

Can you really have the best of both worlds? It's a question on everyone's minds in the year 1984 - none moreso than Louise, a young art school graduate whose relationship with the older Remi is pulling her away from the life of freedom and youth that she cherishes. In an effort to save the strained relationship (and to avoid the trap of "settling down"), Louise splits her time between a home with Remi in Marne-la-Vallée and a rented apartment in Paris, where she can let her hair down and enjoy the full extent of the city's exuberant nightlife. But she can't live a double life forever, and as new suitors begin to threaten the already tenuous bond between Louise and her neglected beau, it becomes clear that she'll need to make a difficult choice. 

Naturalistic, complex, and wearily romantic, Full Moon in Paris is an affectionate portrait of a woman torn between two ideals and features a dreamy, career-defining performance from Pascale Ogier (daughter of Bulle Ogier). Let's talk about it!

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ABOUT CINÉ CLUB:

Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Sunday at 1:00 PM CST to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?  

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, curator and animateur of the Ciné-Club since it began in March 2020. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and has written on cinema for the politics revue, Toquevillle21.