An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 27, 2018
Free Movie Nights: Four Fabulous French Films
Wednesdays in September
The Provincetown Public Library welcomes the community to participate in the September Four Fabulous French Films Movie Series screened at the Provincetown Public Library during the month of September. This line-up of films has been curated and will be hosted by Marc Strauss, Professor Emeritus, Holland School of Visual Performing Arts, Southeast Missouri State University. Each program will include a short introduction and a brief discussion after the film. The films start at 5:30 pm and will be shown in the following order:
September 5: Beauty and the Beast (1946; 1 hour, 35 minutes)—Jean Cocteau’s hauntingly beautiful, visually dazzling masterpiece, detailing what happens when, to save her father, Beauty gives herself to the Beast. Great fantasy and filmmaking, beguiling on any level.
September 12: Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953; 1 hour, 26 minutes)—Director Jacques Tati also stars as the delightful Monsieur Hulot in this amusing excursion to a French resort town. A fond throwback to the days of silent-screen comedy.
September 19: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964; 1 hour, 31 minutes)—Haunting tunes with music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by Jacques Demy (who also directed), full of gorgeous photography with Catherine Deneuve in an outstanding romantic drama.
September 26: Small Change (1976; 1 hour, 44 minutes)—Director François Truffaut’s charming and intelligent film examines the lives of young children—their joys, sorrows, frustrations, and adventures—in a small French village. Shot from their perspective.
[Excerpted from: Maltin, Leonard. (2015). Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide from the Silent Era Through 1965 (3rd Ed.). New York: Penguin Random House.]