Virtual CinéSalon Series

Paris on Film

Tuesday, January 12–Monday, March 1, 2021
Online • Free for Members!


Join us for a cinematic escape to the City of Light! Discover Paris through the eyes of filmmakers who have used the city as a rich tapestry for their work. Curated by Richard Peña, Film Studies professor at Columbia University and the former program director of Film Society of Lincoln Center, the series looks at the French capital through nearly 100 years of cinema.

Peña: “Quite possibly, alongside Hollywood, no place more conjures up the majesty and mystery of the cinema more than Paris, which has ignited the artistic imaginations of generations of filmmakers. This wide-ranging sample of films characterizes Paris as not only a background, or a subject, but in a provocative way the co-auteur of these distinctive works.”


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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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

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.

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

Fantômas

I–II: Tuesday, January 12–Thursday, January 21, 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.