La Grande Illusion
Thursday, February 13, 7PM
The first foreign film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Renoir's recently restored masterpiece traces the fates of a cross-section of French prisoners in two German camps during World War I. "Because I am a pacifist, I made this film," Renoir stated explicitly and his humanism shines through every frame of this highly influential classic.
Jean Renoir, 35mm, 114 min, France, 1937 (French, German)
Preceded by: Entr'acte
Synopsis: An avant-garde classic, made as an intermission piece for a Ballets Suédois dadaist play, Entr'acte features a musical score by Erik Satie and cameos by the director René Clair and artists Man Ray, Francis Picabia, and Marcel Duchamp.
René Clair, DVD, 22 min, France, 1924