The French Institute-Alliance Française (FIAF) is launching a new cinéclub. Twice each Tuesday, at 4 pm and 7:30 pm, you can catch a great French film, followed — bien sûr — by a great glass of wine. The second showing also includes an introduction by a film aficionado.
This first series of CinéSalon is entitled “Remastered and Restored: Treasures of French Cinema,” and focuses on “new prints and digital restorations.” It will run from January 14 to March 18.
The series kicks off with the 1960 film Plein Soleil (Purple Noon), directed by René Clément and starring Alain Delon. The presenter for the 7:30 pm showing will be writer Marc Levy.
See the full schedule below and on the FIAF website:
· January 14, Purple Noon, directed by René Clément • U.S. Premiere! New Digital Restoration • 7:30 screening introduced by author Marc Levy
· January 21, Summer, directed by Eric Rohmer • New 35mm Print • 7:30 screening introduced by New Yorker film critic Richard Brody
· January 28, Cleo from 5 to 7, directed by Agnès Varda • U.S. Premiere! New Digital Restoration • 7:30 screening introduced by author Catherine Cusset
· February 4, Boudu Saved from Drowning, directed by Jean Renoir • New Digital Restoration • 7:30 screening introduced by director and screenwriter Henry Bean
· February 11, Une chambre en ville, directed by Jacques Demy • New Digital Restoration • 7:30 screening introduced by writer Adam Gopnik
· February 18, Lola Montès, directed by Max Ophüls • Restored 35mm Print • 7:30 screening introduced by painter Lola Montes Schnabel
· February 25, The Color of Lies, directed by Claude Chabrol • U.S. Premiere! Digitally Remastered • 7:30 screening introduced by actor and playwright Jacques Gamblin
· March 4, Two Men in Manhattan, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville • New York Premiere! Digitally Remastered
· March 11, Chocolat, directed by Claire Denis • New 35mm Print
· March 18, The Truth, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot • Archival Print