Grémillon in the Thirties
France | 1932 | Jean Grémillon
Jean Gremillon's second sound film offers an unflinching take on race and class. (Gaumont cut the film by a whopping 39 minutes when first released, and the footage has never been restored.) On an ocean liner where there's always music or a masked ball to occupy the wealthy passengers, the desirable Daïnah, mixed-race wife (métisse) of the ship's black magician, has a fateful encounter with a white engine mechanic (Charles Vanel). “One of the most mysterious, sultry and sombre tales ever made in France.” -Time Out Film Guide. Imported 35mm print from the Institut Français! Subtitles. Preceded at 5:30 by Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune, France, 1902), the famous silent film in which the moon gets a rocket ship in the eye! We will show a 35mm print of the new color-tinted restoration that opened the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Total running time approx. 70 min.
Special admission $10; Cinematheque members, CIA I.D. holders, and age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.
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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7 or the member price for that film.