Film

Virtual CinéSalon

Fantômas

I–II: Tuesday, January 12–Wednesday, January 20, 2021
III–V: Tuesday, January 19–Monday, January 25, 2021

Available on Eventive

Louis Feuillade’s outrageous, ambitious Fantômas series, based on the phenomenally popular French pulp novellas, captures the seamy exploits of the criminal lord of Paris.

Virtual CinéSalon

L’Atalante

Tuesday, January 26–Monday, February 1, 2021

Available on Eventive

An achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope set upon a barge floating on the Seine. Directed by Jean Vigo.

Virtual CinéSalon

La Traversée de Paris

Tuesday, February 2–Monday, February 8, 2021

Available on Eventive

Two unlikely companions join forces to smuggle four suitcases of contraband pork across Nazi-occupied Paris. Directed by Claude Autant-Lara.

Virtual CinéSalon

The Last Metro

Le Dernier Métro

Tuesday, February 2–Monday, February 8, 2021

Available on Eventive

Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depadieu give two of their finest performances as members of a French theater company living under the German occupation. Directed by François Truffaut.

Feature Film

Zero Impunity

NY Premiere

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Mature Audiences

This essential documentary gives voice to victims of sexual violence across the globe. Using the courageous testimony of victims as well as interviews from journalists, academics, and political leaders, Zero Impunity is part of a global social impact movement to raise awareness of this vital issue.

Feature Film

Josep

US Premiere

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Mature Audiences

A touching tribute from one illustrator to another, this award-winning debut feature film by Le Monde cartoonist Aurel recounts a painful chapter of French history through the life of Catalonian artist Josep Bartolí.

Feature Film

The King and the Mockingbird

Le Roi et l'Oiseau

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Ages 8 & up

This gem by the legendary French animator Paul Grimault—based on a tale by Hans Christian Andersen—follows a shepherdess and chimney sweep on the run from a tyrannical king with some help from a talking bird. This wildly satirical and surreal masterpiece tells of the corrupting nature of power.

Feature Film

Stinky Dog, Happy Life in Paris!

Chien pourri, la vie à Paris !

US Premiere

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Ages 4 & up

The creators of A Town Called Panic are back with a new film featuring Chien Pourri, a naïve and filthy dog who lives in a Parisian trash can with Chaplapla, his faithful feline friend. Both adults and children will discover Paris anew from a dog’s eye level in this charming quadrupedal adventure.

Wes Anderson Selects
Feature Film

The Plague Dogs

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Ages 10 & up

In this stunning adaptation of Richard Adams’s eponymous novel, two dogs, Snitter and Rowf, break out of a research laboratory. Once free, they meet Tod, a cunning fox, who helps them survive in the wild.

Wes Anderson Selects
TV Special

A Doonesbury Special

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Mature Audiences

This blast to the past based on Garry Trudeau’s popular “Doonesbury” comic strip originally aired on NBC in 1977. As Mike Doonesbury searches for meaning, he muses on gender and racial relations, Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Mead, football, and pot smoking, bringing an unexpected profundity to the holiday primetime special.

TV Special

Shooom’s Odyssey

L'Odyssée de Choum

NY Premiere

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Dir. Julien Bisaro, 2019
Ages 3 & up

This heartwarming tale is set in a seaside town inspired by a lush Louisiana bayou. Born in the midst of a storm, baby owl Shooom must fend for herself and her unhatched sibling before she even leaves her nest. Against all odds, she is determined to find her mother, be it an alligator or a squirrel.

TV Special

My Life in Versailles

La vie de Château

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Ages 8 & up

Recently orphaned, 8-year-old Violette is sent to live with her uncle Régis, who works as a groundskeeper at the Palace of Versailles. At first, Violette hates him. Régis is not keen on being her caretaker either. On the manicured grounds of Versailles and in the opulent rooms of the castle, Violette and Régis learn to trust each other.

Wes Anderson Selects
Short Film

Peter and the Wolf

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Ages 8 & up

Unlike previous animated adaptations of this classic fairy tale, director Suzie Templeton forgoes a narrator and sets Prokofiev’s beloved score in the harsh modern-day Russian countryside. Charming, beautiful, intense, and dark, Peter and the Wolf won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Animated Short.

Opening Night Feature Film

Calamity Jane

Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary

US Premiere

Friday, February 5, 2021
Available from 7pm–midnight

Ages 6 & up

Animation First opens with a bang with the US premiere of Calamity Jane, a feminist western about the early life of the legendary Wild West figure Martha Jane Cannary.

Feature Film

Long Way North

Tout en haut du monde

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Rémi Chayé’s first animated feature film, Long Way North, released in 2015, tells the tale of Sacha, an adventuresome young girl in late 19th-century Russia.

Feature Film

Aya of Yop City

Aya de Yopougon

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15, 2021

Ages 10 & up

This 2013 feature adapts the best-selling graphic novels by Marguerite Abouet about three teenage friends to the screen.

Virtual CinéSalon

Paris Belongs to Us

Paris nous appartient

Tuesday, February 9–Monday, February 15, 2021

Available on Eventive

Jacques Rivette’s debut feature stands out as a remarkable premonition of Sixties youth culture and the French New Wave.

Virtual CinéSalon

Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo de 5 à 7

Tuesday, February 9–Monday, February 15, 2021

Available on Eventive

Agnès Varda, eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy.

Wes Anderson Selects
Feature Film

Bambi

Rarely Screened Hindi- and French-dubbed Versions

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 6pm–Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 6pm

Ages 5 & up

Wes Anderson’s selection of the rarely screened Hindi- and French-dubbed versions of Bambi lends a quirky twist to this classic tale. Disney’s quintessential masterpiece remains as beautiful and timely as ever, one of the first environmental films and a poignant commentary against violence.

Virtual CinéSalon

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle

Tuesday, February 16–Monday, February 22, 2021

Available on Eventive

Godard’s meditation on a changing Paris looks at consumerism through a housewife from the Paris suburbs who prostitutes herself for extra money.

Virtual CinéSalon

La Haine

Tuesday, February 16–Monday, February 22, 2021

Available on Eventive

A landmark of contemporary French cinema, La Haine celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Mathieu Kassovitz’s gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility of modern-day France remains as relevant as ever.

Virtual CinéSalon

35 Shots of Rum

35 Rhums

Tuesday, February 23–Monday, March 1, 2021

Available on Eventive

Sumptuously filmed and featuring an evocative score by Tindersticks, Claire Denis’s sublime film captures the sense of contemporary multicultural Paris.

Virtual CinéSalon

Donoma

Tuesday, February 23–Monday, March 1, 2021

Available on Eventive

Djinn Carrénard provides a rich yet unsettling portrait of a group of late teens and twentysomethings navigating the ever-changing shoals of class, religion, and identity.