Film Streams, in partnership with Joslyn Art Museum, presents the first of two films timed to coincide with Joslyn’s special exhibition Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color
Following a screening of Renoir on August 20 (and Séraphine on August 27), post-show discussions will be led by Dr. Juliette Parnell, associate professor of French at University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Tickets on sale at Film Streams beginning July 9.
Members of Joslyn Art Museum may enjoy a discounted admission price of $7 to each event. Please present your Joslyn membership ID at the box office. Film Streams’ price for general admission is $9. Discounts are available to students, teachers, military, patrons arriving via bicycle, and Film Streams members.
RENOIR First-run (R)
Directed by Gilles Bourdos.
Tuesday, August 20, 7pm
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I.
The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andree will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. At the same time, Jean also falls under the spell of the free-spirited young Andree. Their beautiful home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with familial intrigue, as both Renoirs, pere et fils, become smitten with the enchanting and headstrong young muse.
RENOIR locates a fascinating moment of change, one century’s way of thinking giving way to the next, and the passing of the torch from a great painter to the great filmmaker.
This film will have various showtimes at Film Streams, August 16-22. the Joslyn event on August 20, 7pm, is the only Renoir screening to feature a related discussion in celebration of Renoir to Chagall.
JULIETTE PARNELL was raised in Paris. She received her Ph.D at UCLA in French Literature with a specialization in 19th century French Literature and Culture. Her teaching interests are: French Literature, French Cinema, Business French, Contemporary France and language classes. Her favorite class is French Civilization. She recently was awarded a grant by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to organize and promote the "Tournées Festival", a French Film Festival at UNO in April and May 2013.