The Northwest Film Center Presents “Classic French Cinema”
July 15, 2017 – August 29, 2017

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Inspired by Martin Scorsese’s passion- and knowledge-filled cinema valentines My Voyage To Italy and Personal Journey Through American Movies, the great French director Bertrand Tavernier’s (A Sunday in the Country, Round Midnight), epic new documentary My Journey Through French Cinema shares his lifetime of love for Gallic cinema.

From the New Wave giants such as Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, and Claude Sautet, to Jean-Pierre Melville (for whom he worked as an assistant) and “movie godfathers” like Jacques Becker, Jean Renoir, and Marcel Carne. Tavernier’s film salutes many overlooked and forgotten figures—actors, writers, composers, cinematographers—whose rich contributions built France’s cinema legacy. Tavernier’s affectionate salute provides the opportunity to screen some of his French classics–some familiar, some less seen—throughout the summer.

View the program and purchase tickets here.


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