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Jacques Perrin:
Renaissance Man

Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2012
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

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Screening Schedule
Tue, Jan 10: Donkey Skin, 12:30 & 4pm
Tue, Jan 10: The Young Girls of Rochefort, 7:30pm
Tue, Jan 17: The Desert of the Tartars, 12:30 & 4pm
Tue, Jan 17: The 317th Platoon, 7:30pm
Tue, Jan 24: Special Section, 7:30pm
Tue, Jan 31: Microcosmos, 12:30 & 7:30pm
Tue, Jan 31: Winged Migration, 4pm

FIAF is honored to present a month of films dedicated to Jacques Perrin, an actor of great renown who has also been a successful producer, narrator, and director. Renaissance Man will shed light on the many roles Perrin, an Oscar nominee and César Award winner, has occupied from romantic hero to his longtime collaboration with director Constantin Costa-Gavras, and work as a groundbreaking director of documentary films.

Join us and learn about this fascinating cinematic figure through his rich collection of work.



CinémaTuesdays
Donkey Skin
Peau d’âne

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
12:30 & 4pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Jacques Demy, 1970. Color. 100 min.
With Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais,
Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle
In French with English subtitles

Demy fashions a uniquely delightful fairy tale set in a mysterious, magical kingdom. A princess flees from her terrifying father under the skin of his beloved donkey. Assisted only by her fairy godmother, she seeks out friendship and love in an unfamiliar land, with a neighboring prince (Perrin) enchanted by the damsel in distress.

Review
“Demy's driving idea…was that the musical was not an escape from real life but its lyrical extension, a way of giving voice to the knottiest problems of human existence.”
The New York Times

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The Young Girls of Rochefort
Les demoiselles de Rochefort

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members
Presented as part of FIAF First Tuesdays

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Jacques Demy, 1967. Color. 124 min.
With Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac,
Gene Kelly, Jacques Perrin
In French with English subtitles

Twin sisters Delphine and Solange live in a small coastal town—one a ballet instructor, the other a music teacher. Dreaming of finding fame and love in Paris, both unexpectedly wash up in Rochefort in the forms of a young painter and a composer.

Review
“The cast is extremely solid and alive, and The Young Girls of Rochefort is certainly the best musical in some time.”
The New York Times

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The Desert of the Tartars
Le désert des Tartares

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
12:30 & 4pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Valerio Zurlini, 1976. Color. 140 min.
With Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma,
Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin
In French with English subtitles

A haunting tale of a group of officers assigned to defend a fort against an enemy that may or may never materialize. One Lieutenant in particular finds his boredom soon giving way to obsession and glimpses of madness. All underscored by the music of Ennio Morricone.

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The 317th Platoon
La 317ème section

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Pierre Schoendoerffer, 1965. B&W. 100 min.
With Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer,
Pierre Fabre, Manuel Zarzo
In French with English subtitles

A harrowing account of the slaughter of a French platoon during the Indo-Chinese War, based on real events. Perrin is heartbreaking as a Lieutenant who may not be the best man for the job. The 317th Platoon was just recently restored by Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard’s cinematographer.

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Special Section
Section spéciale

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
7:30pm

Only one screening at 7:30pm
There will be NO screening at 12:30 or 4pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Constantin Costa-Gavras, 1975. Color. 118 min.
With Louis Seigner, Michael Lonsdale,
Claude Piéplu, Roland Bertin
In French with English subtitles

Costa-Gavras was named Best Director at Cannes for this bleakly comic tale about the persecution of four young Frenchmen for the murder of a German officer. As the men are put on trial, it becomes clear that France is not searching for justice, but merely the appeasement of its neighboring enemy. Perrin serves as both actor and producer here.

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Microcosmos
Microcosmos : le peuple de l’herbe

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
12:30 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou, 1996. Color. 80 min.
Narrated by Jacques Perrin
In French without subtitles and with minimum dialogue

Filmmakers Nuridsany and Pérennou spent fifteen years perfecting the technology that would allow these snails, caterpillars, and other wonders of the insect world to be photographed in impossibly rich detail. Perrin both produced and narrated this revolutionary documentary.

Review
“An amazing film…The movie is a work of art and whimsy as much as one of science.”—Roger Ebert

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Winged Migration
Le peuple migrateur

Tuesday, January 31
4pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud & Michel Debats, 2001.
Color. 85 min. Narrated by Jacques Perrin
In French with English subtitles

Perrin co-directed this exploration of the migratory patterns of different birds. A labor of love, it required raising several species from birth and produced fantastic sequences in which the viewer experiences flight right alongside the subjects. Magnificent!

Review
“Jacques Perrin gets so close to the intimate beauty of flight, you feel privileged. The result is a movie miracle; it soars.”
Rolling Stone

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Venue & Ticket Information

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

Ticket Prices
FIAF Members Free** ($2 advance tickets)
Non-Members $10
Students with ID $7

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**Free Member tickets 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.

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

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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy New York State Council on the Arts a State agency American Airlines

Curated by Marie Losier

Special thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Raoul Coutard

Cinema programs at FIAF are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

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

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

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