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Film Series: French Cancan

Film Series: French Cancan

Thursday, November 9, 6:30 pm

In connection with The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition, this film series will explore some of the many cinematic portrayals of Toulouse-Lautrec. Each film portrays the spectacle of cafés and cabarets, dancers and dwellers who populate the slopes of the “Mount of the Martyr” at the end of the nineteenth century. On November 9 enjoy a special screening of French Cancan (1954), a technicolor masterpiece by director Jean Renoir known for its beautiful dance numbers, the movie is centered on the formation of the Moulin Rouge, Lautrec’s favorite nightclub. Free general admission. A $5 special exhibition charge applies for those not-yet-members who are 13 years and older to view The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec.

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