An Evening In The Country Cle Cinematheque

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The Cleveland Cinematheque crosses the Cuyahoga and brings with them three wonderful short films collectively titled 'An Evening in the Country'

On July 14, 1985, the Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art showed its first film. It was in CWRU’s Strosacker Auditorium and the movie was Bertrand Tavernier’s 1980 French film A Week's Vacation.

Three decades later we show another top-notch French program to celebrate our 30th Anniversary (and Bastille Day, of course).

Tonight’s show features three short works by three master filmmakers. Most notable is a new digital restoration of one of Jean Renoir’s greatest films, A Day In The Country (Partie de campagne, 1936/released 1946).

Based on a Guy de Maupassant story, this 40-min. featurette follows two elegant Parisian women on a daytime outing who are wooed by two rustic young men. Renoir’s miniature masterpiece will be preceded by two other pastoral French classics: Jacques Tati Officiel’s The School for Postmen (L'école des facteurs, 1947), an uproarious short about speedy rural mail delivery, and the delightful "La Maison Tellier” episode from Max Ophuls’ three-part 1952 classic Le Plaisir. This segment, also based on a Maupassant story, follows a group of prostitutes who accompany their madam to the country for her niece’s first communion.

Admission $10; Cinematheque members, CIA I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $9. No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts.
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