Described by director Bertrand Tavernier as “an expression of gratitude to all those filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and musicians who have erupted into my life,” the documentary, A VOYAGE THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA, is manna from heaven to fans of French film.
Spanning nearly half a century of the country’s cinematic history, the clips and reminiscences here showcase the work of luminaries including Jacques Becker, Marcel Carné and Jean Renoir as well as unjustly neglected talents.
Series to follow documentary screening includes five films, all on view at the Aero:
Fri June 16: double bill, introduced by Tavernier / RAZZIA SUR LA CHNOUF / THE NIGHT AFFAIR
Sat June 17: SAFE CONDUCT / director in person
Sat June 17: double bill, introduced by Tavernier / ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS / LE MONTE-CHARGE
Sun June 18: introduced by Tavernier / GATES OF THE NIGHT / LA DAME D’ONZE HEURES
Mon June 19: double bill CASQUE D’OR / THE PROUD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
VOYAGE A TRAVERS DU CINÉMA FRANÇAIS | Aero Theatre, Santa Monica | series opens June 15