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Embrace the opulence of 18th-century Paris with four films that are particularly lush in their representations of the costume, design, and finery of the age. Complements the exhibition Paris: Life & Luxury.

Free; reservations required.

 

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Directed by James Ivory, this film looks at the less-talked-about exploits of Thomas Jefferson when he served as the United States ambassador to France.



 

Danton (1982)

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Acting as a metaphor for revolutionary events unfolding in Poland in the early 1980s, this powerful historical drama from filmmaker Andrzej Wajda follows Georges Jacques Danton and Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre, allies in the French Revolution. French language with English subtitles.

Danton is co-presented by the Los Angeles Film & TV Office, French Embassy.


 

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2011
Time: Noon

Based on Chordelos de Laclos's 1782 novel of sexual power games, director Stephen Frears casts Americans John Malkovich, Glenn Close, and Michelle Pfeiffer in his take on the story of pre-Revolutionary French decadence versus innocence.


 


Ridicule (1996)

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Patrice Laconte and nominated for a 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Ridicule tells the story of a cash-poor nobleman during the reign of Louis XVI. French language with English subtitles.




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Special thanks to the Los Angeles Film & TV Office, French Embassy for their support of the series.


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