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Thu, July 13, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT
Marie Antoinette (2006, 127 min) by Sofia Coppola
On the eve of Bastille Day, we remember the last moment of the French aristocracy before the Revolution with a thoroughly contemporary version of Marie-Antoinette’s life as the Paris Hilton of the House of Bourbon. Only director Sofia Coppola could get away such an oblique and anachronistic point of view, shifting the balance away from realism and into an act of empathy for a girl swept up by events that leave her without personal choices. —Roger Ebert.
Short film: The Nude (2016, 9 min) By Bryan Zahm
French with English subtitles
A male nude model's God complex is shattered by his own mortality.
Gloria Groom has been named the chair of the museum’s European Painting and Sculpture department. She will now oversee the museum’s collection of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, early 19th-century, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist art. Groom, who is also currently the Art Institute’s David and Mary Winton Green Curator, is known best for her work related to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, and has written about the work of Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard.
Sofia Coppola is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation, and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2010, with the drama Somewhere, she became the first American woman (and fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. Her father is director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola.
Paris/Chicago - Film retrospective 2016-2017
The City of Lights and the Windy City come together at the Alliance for our Film Retrospective 2016-17 as we highlight the 20th anniversary of sister cities Chicago and Paris.
Join our guest speakers from both sides of the ocean as they show us the Paris they love. Discover Chicago filmmakers with a selection of short films curated by the Chicago International Film Festival before each feature presentation. Enjoy a cinematic journey from the Pont Neuf to the LaSalle Street bridge with us!
Parking: 12 hours for $8 at two locations close to the Alliance. More information here.