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CinémaTuesdays
Romy Schneider:
Empress of the Screen

Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2012

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall / Tinker Auditorium

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Screening Schedule
Tue, May 1: Le combat dans l’île, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, May 8: The Things of Life, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, May 15: Christine, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, May 22: The Grilling, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, May 29: Clouzot’s Inferno, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, June 5: The Swimming Pool, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, June 12: Womanlight, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, June 19: A Woman at Her Window, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, June 26: The Train, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF is honored to present a tribute to Romy Schneider, the grand actress, icon, and lover of renowned French actor Alain Delon.

Born in Austria, Schneider nevertheless became a darling of French cinema, first with her career-making performances in the Sissi films and later through her work with directors like Claude Chabrol, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Costa-Gavras. The two-month long series, Empress of the Screen, commemorates the 30th anniversary of this mesmerizing actress’s tragic death.

CinémaTuesdays:
Romy Schneider

Le combat dans l’île
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Alain Cavalier, 1962 B&W. 104 min.
With Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant,
Henri Serre, Diane Lepvrier
In French with English subtitles

An extremist and his wife go into hiding after a failed attempt on his life. Taking refuge with a friend, he soon realizes the identity of his would-be assassin. Obsessed with revenge, he is blind to the growing attraction between his wife and his friend and the looming possibility of betrayal.

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CinémaTuesdays:
Romy Schneider

The Things of Life
Les choses de la vie
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Claude Sautet, 1970 Color. 89 min.
With Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider,
Lea Massari Gérard Lartigau
In French with English subtitles

A successful businessman lies dying in a road, paralyzed from a collision with another car. In his final moments, he looks back on his life and recalls his dreams for the future, which is now suddenly fading. Nominated for the Golden Palm and winner of the Prix Louis Delluc.

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Romy Schneider

Rare Screening
Christine
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1958 Color. 100 min.
With Alain Delon, Jean-Claude Brialy, Romy Schneider
In French with English subtitles

The story of Christine was already familiar to Schneider—her mother, Magda, played the titular character in the original 1932 film. Inheriting and wholly inhabiting the same role, Schneider shines in this costume drama about an opera singer smitten with a lieutenant (Delon), whose past casts a tragic shadow over their courtship.

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Romy Schneider

The Grilling
Garde à vue
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
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Claude Miller, 1981 Color. 86 min.
With Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault,
Romy Schneider, Guy Marchand
In French with English subtitles

The stark setting of a police interrogation room is used to maximum effect in this tense, twisting standoff of a film. When only one suspect turns up in a double murder case, the inspectors grill him mercilessly. But the case is far from closed, especially when his estranged wife appears.

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Romy Schneider

Clouzot’s Inferno
L’enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
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Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea,
using rushes from Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno 2009.
Color and B&W. 94 min.
With Romy Schneider, Bérénice Bejo, Serge Reggiani
In French with English subtitles

In 1964, Clouzot began work on Inferno only to be sidelined by a heart attack three weeks into production. The film was forever abandoned. Bromberg and Medrea use the director’s vivid, hallucinatory footage as the basis for this engrossing documentary about a film that almost exists but remains sadly unfinished.

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Romy Schneider

The Swimming Pool
La piscine
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
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Jacques Deray, 1969 Color. 120 min.
With Alain Delon, Jane Birkin, Maurice Ronet, Romy Schneider
In French with English subtitles

Delon and Schneider, once lovers in real life, reunite onscreen for this sensual meditation on envy, power, and lust. As a couple whose relationship is thrown into a tailspin by the visit of an old flame and his nubile daughter, the two display a gripping, genuine commitment to each other.

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Womanlight
Clair de femme
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
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Costa-Gavras, 1979 Color. 105 min.
With Yves Montand, Romolo Valli, Lila Kedrova, Romy Schneider
In French with English subtitles

A conversation between strangers Michel and Lydia reveals that they are both in mourning—he is recently widowed and she has lost her daughter. Still haunted by their respective losses, they build a hesitant but genuine relationship together. This is the last film that Montand and Schneider made together and a late career triumph for both.

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A Woman at Her Window
Une femme à sa fenêtre
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
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Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1976 Color. 110 min.
With Victor Lanoux, Philippe Noiret,
Umberto Orsini, Romy Schneider
In English

Schneider is deeply alluring as Margot, and the chapters of her life serve as both a profoundly personal tale as well as a story of Europe in WWII. A film full of sumptuous visuals and memorable performances.

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Romy Schneider

The Train
Le train
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Tinker Auditorium
Free for FIAF Members

Please note there will be two one-minute pauses during tonight’s screening while the 16mm reel is changed over.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you enjoy the film!

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Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1973 B&W. 95 min.
With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Maurice Biraud,
Paul Amiot, Romy Schneider
In French with English subtitles

Soon after the Germans occupy France, Julien boards a train leaving the country with his wife and child. Stuck in freight and separated from his family, he finds companionship with a young Jewish woman. At once a film about the Occupation and the desperate need for communion.

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Venue & Ticket Information

Venue
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall / Tinker Auditorium
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

FIAF Member Tickets
Day of Screening: Free
Advance Tickets: $2

Free Member tickets are distributed on the day of the event. Please present your Membership card at the box office. Member tickets may be purchased in advance for $2.

Non-Member Tickets
General Public $10
Students with ID $7

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1 800 982 2787
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Box Office will be closed on Sat, June 23 and June 30.

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Exclusive Sofitel Offer
for CinémaTuesdays Attendees

Dinner at Gaby Restaurant, Sofitel New York

Sofitel New York is proud to extend an exclusive offer to CinémaTuesdays attendees for a special post-screening dinner menu at the elegant Gaby Restaurant.

Show your ticket stub to indulge in the exquisite French cuisine of Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey, who has previously worked at Alain Ducasse in Paris and the Ritz in London.

Main Course, Dessert, & 1 Glass of Wine for $35
Appetizer, Main Course, Dessert, & 1 Glass of Wine for $45

Download: Offer Details & Menu (pdf)
Reservations: gabynyrestaurant.com

Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel New York
44 West 45th Street
Between 5th & 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

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Institut français Cultural Services of the French Embassy New York State Council on the Arts
American Airlines Lancôme Nespresso
TV5MONDE Wheels in Europe/Renault Eurodrive  

Curated by Marie Losier

Special thanks to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Cinema programs are made possible by Institut français, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo & the New York State Legislature

CinémaTuesdays is sponsored by American Airlines, Lancôme, Nespresso, TV5MONDE, and Wheels in Europe/Renault Eurodrive

FIAF Spring 2012 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Institut français; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Robert de Rothschild; Moeller Fine Art; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Images courtesy of Photofest

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