August 15 Marie Antoinette Directed by Sofia Coppola
Event begins at 7 PM at Film Streams

In conjunction with Joslyn's special exhibition Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris, Joslyn Art Museum in partnership with Film Streams presents Marie Antoinette (2006; Dir. Sofia Coppola) at the Ruth Sokolof Theater (1340 Mike Fahey Street).

Kirsten Dunst channels the iconic French queen of excess in a visually scrumptious take on her adolescence and rise to the ill-fated French monarchy.

Joslyn’s Associate Curator of European Art, Dana E. Cowen, Ph.D. will kick off the evening with an introduction to the exhibition, Bijoux Parisiens.

Film Streams Director of Education, Diana Martinez, Ph.D. will follow with an introduction and film criticism of Sofia Coppola’s portrayal of excess in this film.

Following the film, a short presentation about the historic Marie Antoinette will be facilitated by Juliette Parnell, Ph.D., Professor of French in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Using a selection of projected images, Dr. Parnell, a scholar of French cinema and culture, will talk about one episode in particular in the life of the French queen “the affair of the diamond necklace,” a scandal that rocked Versailles and France in 1785 and was one of the indirect causes of the French Revolution.

Tickets for all showings are $9 general, $7 for seniors, students, teachers, military, and $4.50 for Film Streams Members. Advance tickets can be purchased at Film Streams or at the box office inside Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater.