CinéSalon Series

From Varda to Lynch: Jeanne Cherhal Selects

May 3–31, 2022
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Curated by acclaimed French singer Jeanne Cherhal, this CinéSalon series offers a rare chance to see a collection of cinema masterpieces on the big screen!

Cherhal’s picks are profoundly eclectic and offer a diverse range of genres and styles, from comedy with Life is a Long Quiet River to the psychedelic drama Mulholland Drive and the tragic road trip Vagabond. The Piano and BPM (Beats Per Minute) complete the series.

Cherhal has remarked that cinema and music are two art forms that are inseparable and generate the deepest emotions. Through her selection, she pays tribute to these films that have left an indelible mark on her life.

The series coincides with Cherhal’s Cinema in Song concert on May 25.


Upcoming Screenings


CinéSalon

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

120 battements par minute

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Robin Campillo, 2017
In French with English subtitles

In the early 1990s, Act Up-Paris activists advocated for those stricken with HIV/AIDS with literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, fierce debates, and ecstatic dance parties, newcomer Nathan falls in love with Act Up’s radical leader.

CinéSalon

Life is a Long Quiet River

La Vie est un long fleuve tranquille

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Étienne Chatiliez, 1988
In French with English subtitles

When the radiantly bourgeois Le Quesnoys, with their immaculate children and perfect manners, are thrown together with the grubby, disreputable Groseilles, they discover that their babies were actually switched at birth twelve years prior!

CinéSalon

Mulholland Drive

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. David Lynch, 2001
In English

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. As the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.


Past Screenings


CinéSalon

The Piano

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Jane Campion, 1993
In English and Maori with English subtitles

Holly Hunter is achingly eloquent through silence in her Academy Award–winning performance as Ada, an electively mute Scottish woman who expresses her innermost feelings through her beloved piano.

CinéSalon

Vagabond

Sans toit ni loi

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Agnès Varda, 1985
In French with English subtitles

Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César Award for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of Vagabond.