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My Night at Maud’s

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Image courtesy of Janus Films

My Night at Maud’s

Eric Rohmer, 1969

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, Aug 16, 2011 7 PM

Voted the Best Foreign Film of the 1970s by an international poll of film critics and one of the most talked-about films of that decade, the witty and perceptive My Night at Maud's is the film that catapulted Eric Rohmer (1920–2010), one of the founding members of the French New Wave, to international fame.

The film follows the dilemma of Jean-Louis, a devout Catholic (Jean-Louis Trintignant, in one of his greatest roles), as he is torn between a blonde woman that he sees at church and a lively intellectual, Maude. (110 mins., 35mm)