French Cancan (1955), NR
French Cancan, © Janus Films
- 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
- Jean Renoir
Nineteenth-century Paris is vibrantly presented in Jean Renoir’s exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two women—an Egyptian belly dancer and a naive working girl turned cancan star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light (with a cameo by Édith Piaf) is a Technicolor tour de force by a master of modern cinema.
In French, with English subtitles.
- Free with admission
- No reservations needed. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening.
*This lecture has been cancelled. MORE INFO
Family, Youth & Teens:
Paris may be 5,633 miles away, but students can still make minimovies set in France by filming on the Museum’s grounds. Taking inspiration from the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque, filmmaking instructor Kim Adelman demonstrates storytelling shortcuts and in-camera techniques before leading teams of teens armed with iPads to shoot two-minute adventures set in the French capital. MORE INFO
Paris comes to Pasadena in a lively evening program focused on the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque. Throughout the evening, enjoy live music in the galleries, art-making activities for visitors of all ages, French-themed food and wine for sale in the café and more. MORE INFO