The Enchanting World of Jacques Demy

3/30/06 to 4/2/06

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, April 1

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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    • Sunday, April 2 15:00

    Catherine Deneuve and sister Françoise Dorléac are twins lifted out of their small-town reveries by a troupe of wandering entertainers led by Mr. American in Paris himself, Gene Kelly. A tribute to American musicals, done in vintage French style: sugary surface, just a hint of the grotesque, and legs. "Not merely charming or amusing, but profoundly moving."-Sight and Sound

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    • Saturday, April 1 18:30

    A paean to Catherine Deneuve, French design, 1960s chic, MGM musicals, and the songs of Michel Legrand. A boy and girl love, lose, love again, and lose again against an assortment of fabulous wallpaper, singing all the while.

  • Jacquot

    • Saturday, April 1 20:30

    Demy's wife Agnès Varda (Vagabond; The Gleaners and I) crafted this affecting and enlightening portrait of the artist as a young boy in 1940s Nantes. "A one-of-a-kind celebration."-N.Y. Times

  • Bay of Angels

    • Friday, March 31 19:00

    Jeanne Moreau is a faded gambler ready for one last spin along the Riviera, accompanied by a puppyish bank clerk. "An exhibition of cinematic personality reminiscent of Dietrich's best."-New York Times

  • Model Shop

    • Friday, March 31 20:45

    This sequel to Lola finds Anouk Aimée, now a little older and sadder, in Los Angeles, working in a "model shop" where lonely men go to snap photos of beautiful women. "One of the great movies about L.A."-Time Out

  • Lola

    • Thursday, March 30 19:30

    A nightclub dancer (Anouk Aimée) waits, against all odds or logic, for the return of the lover who left her with a child seven years earlier. Demy's first feature, "among the most neglected major works of the French New Wave."-Jonathan Rosenbaum