Orpheus (1950), NR
Orpheus, © Janus Films
- 6:00 pm – 7:35 pm
- Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau’s update of the Orpheus myth depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice (Marie Déa), and a mysterious princess (María Casares). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead, through Cocteau’s famous mirrored portal. Orpheus's peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling represent the legendary Cocteau at the height of his powers.
In French, with English subtitles.
Film begins with an introduction by director, producer and screenwriter Gregory Nava.
- Free with admission
- No reservations needed. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening.