7:30pm screening introduced by Michael Kwass, History professor.
Enjoy conversation, wine, and beer after both screenings
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, 2011. 97 min. DCP.
With Jacques Nolot, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Christian Milia-Darmezin.
In French with English subtitles.
After the execution of French smuggler and folk hero Louis Mandrin, his outlaw companions scour the countryside spreading his revolutionary message. Ameur-Zaïmeche surprised many by following his trilogy of ultra-contemporary films with this period piece set in the eighteenth century, but the triumphant results bear all the hallmarks of his unique way of finding poetry and political resonance in the everyday and infusing fiction with a documentary authenticity. Combining pastoral splendor, ecstatic song, and the fight on the barricades, the director creates a rousing tribute to the rebellious spirit and the age-old battle against injustice.
Fall Season Sponsors: American Society of the French Legion of Honor,Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Engie, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Florence Gould Foundation, Hermés Foundation within the framework of the New Settings program, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français, JCDecaux, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt, and Pommery.