New Monday Night Film Series We'll Always Have Paris! at Historic Asolo Theater
Sarasota, FL – Sept. 12, 2008 – Twelve cinematic flights to the eternal city of lights await filmgoers as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Sarasota Film Festival present We’ll Always Have Paris, the Fall 2008 line-up of Monday Night Movies at the Historic Asolo Theater. The exploration of Franco-American relations begins on October 6 and continues through December 22 with film screenings at 7p.m.
“Once again Tom Hall of the Sarasota Film Festival has come up with a selection of films that will entertain, challenge, and delight us,” said Dwight Currie, Curator of Theater Programming for the Historic Asolo. “Each film is set in Paris – one week in English – the next in French – with subtitles, of course; but it is a great chance to brush-up on your French.”
We’ll Always Have Paris includes:
Gigi by Vincente Minnelli
Weary of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a young girl enjoy a platonic friendship in this movie musical classic.
USA 1958 / 116 minutes
Lovers on the Bridge by Leos Carax
A love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would-be circus performer and Michele, a painter driven to a life on the streets.
France 1999 / 125 minutes
The Day of the Jackal by Fred Zinnemann
A British assassin is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill Charles de Gaulle while a dedicated gendarme follows his trail.
UK 1973 / 143 minutes
Under the Roofs of Paris by René Clair
This simple love story set in the “lower” quarters of Paris is a masterful showcase for the early use of sound. A cinematic classic.
France 1930 / 96 minutes
A Little Romance by George Roy Hill
A Parisian boy and an American girl succumb to the enchantments of a storyteller who leads them on romantic journey to Venice.
USA 1979 / 108 minutes
French Cancan by Jean Renoir
The proprietor of a fashionable café goes slumming in Montmarte (circa 1890) where the legendary cancan is still performed.
France 1954 / 102 minutes
Charade by Stanley Donen
Romance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune that her murdered husband had stolen.
USA 1963 / 113 minutes
The Lovers by Louis Malle, 7 p.m.
Bored with both her husband and her lover, our middle-aged heroine considers a tryst with the young man who gives her a lift when car breaks down.
France 1958 / 90 minutes
Before Sunset by Richard Linklater
It's nine years after Jesse and Celine first met; now, they encounter one another on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
USA 2004 / 77 minutes
Shoot the Piano Player by François Truffaut
Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. Enter Chico – Charlie’s criminal brother with two gangsters in hot pursuit.
France 1960 / 85 minutes
Love in the Afternoon by Billy Wilder
In Paris, detective Claude Chavasse is hired to follow a wife suspected of infidelity with the notorious American libertine Frank Flannagan.
USA 1957 / 130 minutes
Amelie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
An innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love. France 2001 / 122 minutes
Tickets are $7 for each film, or $72 for the series of twelve films, and are available at the Historic Asolo Theater box office: 941.360.7399 or online at www.ringling.org