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The Museum of Modern Art For Immediate Release January 1994 GAUNONT PRESENTS: A CENTURY OF FRENCH CINEMA January 28 - April 14, 1994 A retrospective tracing the history of French cinema through films produced by Gaumont, the world's oldest movie studio, opens at The Museum of Modern Art on January 28, 1994. GAUMONT PRESENTS: A CENTURY OF FRENCH CINEMA, on view through April 14, includes fifty programs of films made from 1900 to the present. All of the films are recently restored, and new 35mm prints were struck especially for the exhibition.
Virtually all of the sound films
feature new English subtitles as well. A selection of Gaumont newsreels [actualites)
accompany the films made prior to 1942.
The exhibition opens with the American premiere of Bertrand Blier's Un deux trois
(1993), starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anouk Grinberg, on
Friday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m. A major discovery of the series is the work of Alice Guy-Blache, the film industry's first woman producer and director.
She began making films as
early as 1896, and in 1906 experimented with sound, using popular singers of the day.
Her film Sur la Barricade
(1906), about the Paris Commune, is
featured in the series. Other important directors whose works are included in the exhibition are among Gaumont's earliest filmmakers: the pioneer animator and master of trick photography Emile Cohl; the surreal comic director Jean Durand; the inventive Louis Feuillade, who went on to make such classic serials as Les Vampires
(1915) and Judex
(1917), both of which are shown in
their entirety; and Leonce Perret, an outstanding early realistic narrative filmmaker. - more 11 West 53 Street, New York, N.Y. 10019-5498 Tel: 212-708-9400 Cable: MODERNART Telex: 62370 MODART
2 Other highlights of GAUMONT PRESENTS: A CENTURY OF FRENCH CINEMA include Gaston Ravel's Figaro Jean Vigo's L'Atalante
(1928), Jean Gremillon's Dainah the Half-Caste (1934), Sacha Guitry's La Poison
Bresson's A Man Escaped (1956), Eric Rohmer's La Marquise Losey's Don Giovanni
(1979), and Ettore Scola's La Nuit
(1951), Robert d'O (1975), Joseph de Varennes
new generation of filmmakers is represented by works from the hyper-stylized cinema du look,
such as Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty
version), and Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita
Blue (1986, uncut
Leon Gaumont, who founded his company in 1895 to manufacture and sell photographic materials, began making motion pictures for public exhibition in 1896. Within ten years, Gaumont had the largest studio in existence, producing, distributing, and exhibiting films.
In 1910 the company built the
world's largest movie theater -- with 5,000 seats -- on the site of a racetrack on the Place de Clichy in Paris.
Since then, Gaumont has continued
acquiring and building theaters; today it owns thirty-six theaters, with 115 screens, including the Gaumont Grand Ecran Italie, with a screen that -- at seventy-nine feet wide -- is the largest in France. Gaumont also continues to produce and distribute films and is involved in international coproductions and numerous joint ventures.
In 1991, Gaumont
Television was formed to produce television series, and Gaumont's audiovisual and foreign sales department is devoted to selling hundreds of video and television titles. The Cinematheque Gaumont and the Gaumont Museum are continuously enhancing their libraries. All the newsreels, dating back to 1897, have been restored on acetate film stock; Gaumont is in process of doing the same with all of its feature films. After its New York opening, GAUMONT PRESENTS: A CENTURY OF FRENCH CINEMA travels to the Maison Frangaise (February 1 - March 30, 1994); the National Gallery of Art (February 5 - March 27, 1994) and the Library of Congress - more -
3 (February 7 - March 4, 1994), Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (March 24 - May 29, 1994); the George Eastman House, Rochester (May 4 July 30, 1994); the Art Institute of Chicago (May 6 - June 25, 1994); Cleveland Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art (July 1 - August 28, 1994) and the Cleveland Museum of Art (July 3 - August 28, 1994); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (July 8 - 29, 1994); the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (September 2 - October 30, 1994); the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Madison (September 9 - October 15, 1994); the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (September 9 - November 27, 1994); the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles (September 30 - December 3, 1994); Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto (October 28 - December 7, 1994); and Cinematheque Quebegoise, Montreal (December 1994 - January 1995). GAUMONT PRESENTS: A CENTURY OF FRENCH CINEMA was organized by Laurence Kardish, curator, Department of Film and Video, The Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with Edith Kramer, director, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Martine Offroy, director, Cinematheque Gaumont, Paris; and Pierre Philippe, artistic consultant, Cinematheque Gaumont. *
Gaumont: A Century of French Cinema by Frangois Gargon.
Translation by Bruce Alderman and Jonathan Dickinson. 128 pages. App. 40 - 50 black-and-white illustrations. App. 70 - 80 color illustrations. Published and distributed in the United States by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. Paperbound, $13.95. Available in The MoMA Book Store.
No. 50.1 For further information or film stills regarding the exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, contact Barbara Marshall, film press representative, Department of Public Information, 212/708-9752. For further information regarding Gaumont's centennial retrospective, contact Mark Urman or Mary Flanagan, Dennis Davidson Associates, Inc., 212/246-0500.
The Museum of Modern Art GAUMONT PRESENTS: A CENTURY OF FRENCH CINEMA January 28 - April 14, 1994 Exhibition Schedule All films in French with English subtitles or intertitles, unless otherwise noted. Friday, January 28 2:30 p.m. Some Singing, Some Color, Some Early Experiments. 1906 - 1915.** Includes Phonoscenes (Alice Guy-Blache), Trichromie Color Process films, Des Pieds et Des Mains (Gaston Ravel), and newsreels. Total running time app. 80 min. 6:00 p.m. The Pioneers: Alice Guy-Blache and Others, 1900 - 1908.* Includes Sur la Barricade (Alice Guy-Blache), Le Violon (unknown), La Vie du Christ (Alice Guy-Blache), Le bon Invalide et les enfants (Etienne Arnaud), Le Tic (Romeo Bosetti), Une Dame vraiment
Drame chez les Fantoches
Cohl and Etienne Arnaud), L'Homme aimante L'Agent
bras long (Romeo Bosetti), Madame a ses envies
(Alice Guy-Blache), and newsreels. Total running time app. 70 min. Un deux trois soleil. 1993. Bertrand Blier. and Marcello Mastroianni. 105 min. Program introduced by Bertrand Blier.
With Anouk Grinberg
Saturday, January 29 1:00 p.m. Emile Cohl: The Animated Screen, 1909 - 1910.* Animated and live-action short films. Includes Les
d'a cote, Le Binetoscope, Le Songe d'un garcon de cafe, Le Bous Bous Mee, Les Couronnes, Le Miroir magique, Le Peintre neoimpressioniste, Le douze Travaux d'Hercule, and newsreels.
Comedy of the Absurd, 1912 - 1914.* Films by Jean Durand. Includes Onesime et le coeur du tzigane, Calino s'endurcit la figure. Mister Smith fait 1'ouverture, Le Railway de la mort, and newsreels.
Total running time app. 94 min. Early Realism, 1911 - 1913.* Includes Jeux d'enfants (Henri Fescourt), Les Chalands (Georges Andre Lacroix), Le Pave de Paris (unknown), Sur les rails (Leonce Perret), Les deux Chemineaux (Leonce Perret), and newsreels. Total running time app. 60 min. Child
Maurice Lagrenee. French intertitles. Preceded by newsreels of 1913. Total running time app. 105 min. Sunday, January 30 1:00 p.m. The Pioneers: Alice Guy-Blache and Others, 1900 - 1908.* See Friday, January 28, at 6:00.
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Leonce Perret: Rediscovering a Major Filmmaker.* Films directed by Perret, 1912 - 1913. Includes Les Dents de fer,
Leonce aime les morilles,
Le Homard, L'Express
Leonce cinematographiste, and newsreels. Total running time app. 70 min. Louis Feuillade before Les Vampires.* Films directed by Feuilliade, 1911 - 1914. Includes Heliogabale, Bebe fait du cinema. La legende de la fileuse, Printemps, Bebe Apache, Bout-de-Zan vole un elephant, Le
Total running time app. 60 min.
Monday, January 31 2:30 p.m.
Child of Paris
See Saturday, January 29, at 5:00. Emile Cohl: The Animated Screen, 1909 - 1910.*/ Comedy of the Absurd, 1912 - 1914.* See Saturday, January 29, at 1:00.
Tuesday, February 1 2:30 p.m. Jacques Feyder: A New Wave.** Films directed by Feyder, 1916 - 1918. d'orthographe,
Includes La Faute
Tetes de femmes, femmes de tetes,
d'amiy and newsreels. Total running time app. 85 min. Leonce Perret: Redisocvering a Major Filmmaker.* See Sunday, January 30, at 3:00.
Thursday, February 3 2:30 p.m. La Petite de Montparnasse. 1931. Hanns Schwarz and Max de Vaucorbeil. With Grazia del Rio and Pierre Magnier. Musical without English subtitles. 89 min. 6:00 p.m. Early Realism, 1911 - 1913.* See Saturday, January 29, at 3:00. 7:45 p.m. Some Singing, Some Color, Some Early Experiments. 1906 - 1915.* See Friday, January 28, 2:30. Friday, February 4 2:30 p.m. After the Great War: New Talents.** Films from 1919 - 1920. Includes Narayana (Leon Poirier) and Rose France (Marcel L'Herbier), and newsreels. Total running time app. 105 min. 6:00 p.m. Louis Feuillade before Les Vampires.* See Sunday, January 30 at 5:00. 7:30 p.m. Jaques Feyder: A New Wave.* See Tuesday, February 1, at 2:30 . Saturday, February 5 1:00 p.m. El Dorado.* 1921. Marcel L'Herbier. With Eve Francis and Marcelle Pradot. With French intertitles. Preceded by newsreels. Total running time app. 96 min. 3:00 p.m.
Dainah, the Half-Caste
(Dainah la Metisse).
1931. Jean Gremillon.
48 min. Zero for Conduct (Zero de conduite).
Preceded by newsreels.
3 5:00 p.m.
Figaro.* 1928. Gaston Ravel. With Edmund Van Duren and Arlette Marchal. With French intertitles. Preceded by newsreels. App. 105 min.
Sunday, February 6 1:00 p.m. The Seamstress (L'Arpete).* 1928. E. B. Donatien. With Lucienne Legrand and Raymond Guerin-Catelain. With French intertitles. Preceded by newsreels. App. 90 min. 3:00 p.m. After the Great War: New Talents. See Friday, February 4, 2:30. 5:00 p.m.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc).*
Carl T. Dreyer. With Renee Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, and Antonin Artaud. With French intertitles. Preceded by newsreels. App. 113 min. Monday, February 7 2:30 p.m.
The Passion of Joan of
See Sunday, February 6, at 5:00. 6:00 p.m. Figaro.* See Saturday, February 5, at 5:00. Tuesday, February 8 2:30 p.m. Caroline cherie. 1950. Richard Pottier. With Martine Carol and Jacques Dacqmine. 140 min. 6:00 p.m. The Seamstress. See Sunday, February 6, at 1:00. Thursday, February 10 2:30 p.m. Films by Jean Vigo: 1930 - 1934. Includes A propos de Nice,**
Taris et la natation,**
L'Atalante. Preceded by newsreels. 126 min. £7 Dorado.* See Saturday, February 5, at 1:00.
Dai'naht the Half-Caste/Zero
See Saturday, February 5, at 3:00. Friday, February 11 2:30 p.m. Vautrin. 1943. Pierre Billon. With Michel Simon and Madeleine Solange. 116 min. 6:00 p.m.
5 a.m. Deadline (Le journal
tombe a cinq heures).
Lacombe. With Marie Dea, Pierre Fresnay, and Bernard Blier. 98 min. Preceded by newsreels. 8:00 p.m. La p e t i t e de Montparnasse. See Thursday, February 3, at 2:30. Saturday, February 12 1:00 p.m. 5 a.m. Deadline. See Friday, February 11, at 6:00. 3:00 p.m. Back to the Hall (Le dos au mur). 1957. Edouard Molinaro. With Jeanne Moreau and Gerard Oury. 93 min. 5:00 p.m. Caroline cherie. See Tuesday, February 8, at 2:30. Sunday, February 13 2:00 p.m.
A Man Escaped (Un condamne a mort s'est
Bresson. With Francois Leterrier and Charles Le Clainche. 95 min.
4 5:00 p.m.
Films by Jean Vigo: 1930 - 1934. See Thursday, February 10, at 2:30.
Monday, February 14 2:30 p.m. Antoine et Antoinette. and Roger Pigaut. 6:00 p.m.
1946. Jacques Becker. 78 min.
With Claire Maffei
Rendezvous with Tomorrow (Rendez-vous de juillet).
With Nicole Courcel and Daniel Gel in.
Tuesday, February 15 2:30 p.m. Rendezvous with Tomorrow. See Monday, February 14, at 6:00. 6:00 p.m. Vautrin. See Friday, February 11, at 2:30. Thursday, February 17 2:30 p.m. Les tontons flingueurs. 1963. Geroges Lautner. With Lino Ventura and Bertrand Blier. 114 min. 6:00 p.m. Antoine et Antoinette. See Monday, February 14, at 2:30. 8:00 p.m. A Man Escaped. See Sunday, February 13 at 2:00. Friday, February 18 2:30 p.m.
If Paris Could Speak (Si Paris nous etait
Guitry. With Sacha Guitry, Michele Morgan, Danielle Darrieux, and Jean Marais. 135 min. Saturday, February 19 1:00 p.m.
Murderers and Thieves (Assassins et voleurs).
With Jean Poiret and Michel Serrault. 80 min. Poison (La poison). 1951. Sacha Guitry. With Michel Simon, Germaine Reuver, and Jean Debucourt. 85 min.
Three Make a Pair
font la paire).
1956. Sacha Guitry.
Co-directed by Clement Duhour. With Michel Simon and Sophie Desmarets. 85 min. Sunday, February 20 1:00 p.m. Cousin cousine. 1975. France. Jean-Charles Tacchella. With Marie-Christine Barrault, Marie-France Pisier, and Victor Lanoux. 99 min. 3:00 p.m.
Blond Man with One Black Shoe (Le Grand Blond avec une
chaussure noire). 1972. Yves Robert. With Pierre Richard, Mireille Dare, and Bernard Blier. 86 min. 5:00 p.m. Les tontons flingueurs. See Thursday, February 17, at 2:30. Monday, February 21 1:00 p.m.
Blond Man with One Black Shoe.
See Sunday, February 20, at 3:00. 3:00 p.m.
With Christine Pascal and Michel Piccoli. 101 min. If Paris Could Speak. See Friday, February 18, at 2:30.
See Monday, February 21, at 3:00. See Sunday, February 20, at 1:00.
5 Thursday, February 24 2:30 p.m. Three Make a Pair. See Saturday, February 19, at 5:00. 6:00 p.m. Poison. See Saturday, February 19, at 3:00. 8:00 p.m. Murderers and Thieves. See Saturday, February 19, at 1:00. Monday, February 28 6:00 p.m. Back to the Hall. See Saturday, February 12, at 3:00. Friday, March 4 3:00 p.m.
The Red Sweater
With Serge Avedikian and Michelle Marquais. 125 min. L'Etat sauvage. 1978. Francis Girod. With Marie-Christine Barrault, Claude Brasseur, and Jacques Dutronc. 113 min.
Saturday, March 5 2:00 p.m. Les Vampires.* 1915-16. Part 1. Louis Feuillade. With Musidora, Edouard Mathe, Marcel Levesque, and Jean Ayme. Episodes 1 - 5 . App. 3| hrs. Sunday, March 6 2:00 p.m. Les Vampires.* 1915-16. Part 2. Louis Feuillade. With Musidora, Edouard Mathe, Marcel Levesque, and Jean Ayme. Episodes 6 - 10. App. 3£ hrs. Monday, March 7 6:00 p.m. Les Vampires.* Episodes 1 - 3. App. 120 min. See Saturday, March 5, at 2:00. Tuesday, March 8 6:00 p.m. Les Vampires.* Episodes 4 - 6. App. 110 min. See Saturday, March 5, at 2:00. Thursday, March 10 6:00 p.m. Les Vampires.* Episodes 7 - 8. App. 90 min. See Sunday, March 6, at 2:00. Friday, March 11 6:00 p.m. Les Vampires.* Episodes 9 - 10. App. 95 min. See Sunday, March 6, at 2:00. Saturday, March 12 1:00 p.m. Judex.* 1916-17. Louis Feuillade. With Rene Creste, Musidora, and Marcel Levesque. Twelve episodes, plus prologue and epilogue. App. 6 hrs. with two intermissions. Sunday, March 13 2:30 p.m. The Red Sweater. See Friday, March 4, at 3:00. 5:00 p.m. Hail Mary (Je vous salue, Marie). 1985. Jean-Luc Godard. With Myriem Roussel and Thierry Rode. 72 min.
6 Monday, March 14 6:00 p.m. Judex.* Prologue and episodes 1 - 5. App. 155 min. See Saturday, March 12, at 1:00. Tuesday, March 15 6:00 p.m. Judex.* Episodes 6 - 12 and epilogue. See Saturday, March 12, at 1:00.
App. 155 min.
Thursday, March 17 6:00 p.m. L'As des As. 1982. Gerard Oury. With Jean-Paul Blemondo and Marie-France Pisier. 100 min. Friday, March 18 2:30 p.m. Querelle. 1982. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Brad Davis, Franco Nero, and Jeanne Moreau. In German with English subtitles. 120 min. Monday, March 21 2:30 p.m. Hail Mary.
See Sunday, March 13, at 5:00.
Tuesday, March 22 2:30 p.m. L'As des As. Thursday, March 24 2:30 p.m. L'Etat sauvage.
See Thursday, March 17, at 6:00. See Friday, March 4, at 6:00.
Friday, March 25 2:30 p.m. Serie Noire. 1979. Alain Corneau. With Patrick Dewaere, Bernard Blier, and Myriam Boyer. 110 min. Monday, March 28 2:30 p.m.
The Marquise of 0 (Die Marquise von 0).
Edith Clever and Bruno Ganz. 102 min.
In German with English subtitles.
Tuesday, March 29 2:30 p.m. La Bourn. 1980. Claude Pinoteau. With Sophie Marceau, Brigitte Fossey, and Claude Brasseur. 100 min. Thursday, March 31 2:30 p.m. La Chevre. 1981. Francis Veber. Depardieu. 99 min.
With Pierre Richard and Gerard
Friday, April 1 2:30 p.m. La Nuit de Varennes. 1982. Ettore Scola. With Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Louis Barrault, Harvey Keitel, and Hanna Schygulla. 150 min. Monday, April 4 2:30 p.m. Police. 1985. Maurice Pialat. With Gerard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, and Sandrine Bonnaire. 113 min.
See Friday, March 25, at 2:30.
Tuesday, April 5 2:30 p.m. A Nos Amours. 1983. Maurice Pialat. With Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, and Dominique Besnehard. 107 min. 6:00 p.m. The Marquise of 0. See Monday, March 28, at 2:30. Thursday, April 7 2:30 p.m. Don Giovanni. 1979. Joseph Losey. With Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Edda Moser, and Kiri Te Kanawa. In Italian with English subtitles. 170 min. 6:00 p.m. Querelle. See Friday, March 18, at 2:30. 8:00 p.m. La Chevre. See Thrusday, March 31, at 2:30. Friday, April 8 2:30 p.m. Nikita (La Femme Nikita). 1990. Luc Besson. With Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade, and Jeanne Moreau. 117 min. 6:00 p.m. Parsifal. 1982. Hans Jiirgen Syberberg. With Edith Clever (sung by Yvonne Minton), Michael Kutter, and Karin Krick (sung by Reiner Goldberg). In German with English subtitles. 255 min. Saturday, April 9 1:00 p.m. A Nos Amours. See Tuesday, April 5, at 2:30. 3:15 p.m. Police. See Monday, April 4, at 2:30. 5:30 p.m. Bizet's Carmen (Carmen). 1984. Francesco Rosi. With Julia Migenes-Johnson, Placido Domingo, and Ruggero Raimondi. 151 min. Sunday, April 10 2:00 p.m. La Bourn. See Tuesday, March 29 at 2:30. 5:00 p.m. Nikita. See Friday, April 8, at 2:30. Monday, April 11 1:00 p.m. Parisfal. See Friday, April 8, at 6:00. 6:00 p.m. Don Giovanni. See Thursday, April 7, at 2:30. Tuesday, April 12 2:00 p.m.
Betty Blue [37°2 le matin (1'integrale)].
Beineix. With Beatrice Dalle and Jean-Hugues Anglade. 192 min. La Nuit de Varennes. See Friday, April 1, at 2:30.
Thursday, April 14 2:30 p.m. Bizet's Carmen. See Saturday, April 9, at 5:30. 6:00 p.m. Betty Blue. See Tuesday, April 12, at 2:00.
* Silent with piano accompaniment ** Silent with no piano accompaniment