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Children of Paradise

Les Enfants du Paradis
France | 1945 | Marcel Carné

The Cinematheque presents a film at the Cedar Lee Theatre! (The movie will also show on Tues., 7/24 at the Capitol Theatre.) Children of Paradise is the sumptuous romantic epic that 600 French critics and film professionals voted the greatest French film of all time in a 1995 poll. Made during WWII under the German occupation, this lavish spectacle (written by Jacques Prévert) is set in the teeming theatre district of 1828 Paris. There the serene, mysterious actress and courtesan Garance (Arletty) is loved and wooed by four different men—a mime (Jean-Louis Barrault), an actor (Pierre Brasseur), a thief (Marcel Herrand), and an aristocrat (Louis Salou). Their lives intersect in interesting ways over the film’s 3+ hour running time. We will show a glorious new digital restoration of Children of Paradise that is derived from a 4K scan of the film’s original camera negative; it possesses a pictorial quality unseen in decades.Shown on the big screen at the Cedar Lee Theatre, 2163 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights and on 7/24 in one of the upstairs auditoriums (inaccessible to wheelchairs) at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. Special admission $10; Cinematheque members $8; ages 25 & under $6 (with proof of age); no Cinematheque passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts. $10 tickets available in advance at Metered parking available behind the Cedar Lee. At the Capitol, free parking available next to theatre and at other lots in the Gordon Square Arts District. Special thanks to Jon Forman and Dave Huffman, Cleveland Cinemas.
Saturday 8/18
9 am
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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