Children of Paradise

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Children of Paradise

Children of Paradise

Image courtesy of Janus Films

Children of Paradise - U.S. Re-Release Trailer

Children of Paradise

New Restoration
(Marcel Carné, 1945)

Film History 101

As our film heritage becomes more and more digitized, it is harder and harder for audiences to see important films in the manner in which they were originally meant to be presented: in a theater, on film, with an audience. Film History 101 is our modest attempt to keep this tradition alive. Once a month, we'll present a selection that transcends "classic" status to that of "essential"—films that are widely recognized as among the greatest the art of moving pictures has to offer.

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Tue, June 25, 2013 7 PM

“From the time it was made until now, decade after decade, this film holds up as a masterpiece.”—Woody Allen

Shot in wartime Nice in 1943–44 and considered by many to be the greatest French film ever made, Children of Paradise is an epic romance set in the theaters and on the boulevards of 19th-century Paris. The story of its making is as remarkable as the story the film tells: the composer and designer were Jews hiding from the Nazis, and resistance fighters and pro-Nazi collaborators were among the cast and crew. With Jean-Louis Barrault, Arletty, and Pierre Brasseur. (190 mins., 4K DCP)

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).