CinéSalon Series

Wes Anderson's French Connection

September 14–October 26, 2021
FIAF Florence Gould Hall & Online


FIAF is proud to welcome filmmaker Wes Anderson as a guest curator this fall. French cinema has always been part of Anderson’s artistic heritage and the acclaimed auteur has picked some of his favorite French films to be screened for FIAF audiences from September 14–October 26. The series coincides with the highly anticipated release of Anderson’s star-studded film, The French Dispatch.

A free screening of the quintessential coming-of-age film Peppermint Soda opens the series on September 14 as part of FIAF’s Fête de la Rentrée. The remaining CinéSalon screenings are free only for FIAF Members.



Schedule of Films


CinéSalon

The Man Who Loved Women

L'Homme qui aimait les femmes

Online: Tuesday, September 28—Monday, October 4, 2021

In Person: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Video introduction by Sam Azulys

Dir. François Truffaut, 1977
In French with English subtitles

Bertrand Morane (Charles Denner) spent much of his life in pursuit of new lovers—then writing about his exploits. His editor (Brigitte Fossey) retraces his life of philandering as she attempts to posthumously finish his book.

CinéSalon

Kings and Queen

Rois et reine

In Person: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Introduction by Sam Di Iorio

Dir. Arnaud Desplechin, 2004
In French with English subtitles

A masterful blend of comedy and psychological drama from writer-director Arnaud Desplechin. Emanuelle Devos shines as Nora, a young mother facing the death of her father, with Mathieu Amalric in a gripping supporting turn as Ismael, her ne’er-do-well ex.

CinéSalon

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

Préparez vos mouchoirs

Online: Tuesday, October 12—Monday, October 18, 2021

In Person: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Introduction by Bingham Bryant

Dir. Bertrand Blier, 1977
In French with English subtitles

Doting spouse Raoul (Gérard Depardieu) attempts to alleviate the depression of his wife Solange (Carole Laure), and on a whim decides to open their marriage up to accommodate school teacher Stéphane (Patrick Dewaere). Bertrand Blier’s audacious sex comedy won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

CinéSalon

Max and the Junkmen

Max et les ferrailleurs

In Person: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Video introduction by Nicholas Bell

Dir. Claude Sautet, 1971
In French with English subtitles

Frustrated by a gang of robbers he has failed to catch time and time, the aloof Parisian detective Max (Michel Piccoli) decides to save face by enlisting an old acquaintance to entice the petty thieves into robbing a bank. Max poses as a rich banker and lures the lead criminal’s girlfriend, Lilly (Romy Schneider), with promises of enormous amounts of cash.

CinéSalon

Antoine and Antoinette

Antoine et Antoinette

In Person: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Video introduction by Max Nelson

Dir. Jacques Becker, 1947
In French with English subtitles

In Jacques Becker’s zippiest, most stylish romantic comedy, the loss of a winning lottery ticket sends a young couple on a hunt through the streets of Paris. The result is a vivid, lighthearted picture of working-class life in the years following World War II.




Past Screenings


CinéSalon

Peppermint Soda

Diabolo Menthe

Online: Tuesday, September 14–Monday, September 20, 2021

In Person: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Introduction by Sean Price Williams

Dir. Diane Kurys, 1977
In French with English subtitles

A quintessential coming-of-age film, Peppermint Soda captures a year in the life of two adolescent sisters at an all-girls school in France in 1963. Together, they experience a rapid-fire onslaught of firsts during a time of political protest and social change.

CinéSalon

From Mayerling to Sarajevo

De Mayerling à Sarajevo

In Person: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Video introduction by Richard Brody

Dir. Max Ophüls, 1940
In French with English subtitles

This opulent yet intimate film looks inside the vicissitudes of European court life in the 30 years leading up to the dual assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his lover Czech Countess Sophie Chotek—the event that sparked World War I.