The Cinema Museum, London

French Sundaes: films + talks from Jon Davies

Sun 18 Sep - Sun 12 Feb 2012 14.30-17.30 · Events

The Cinema Museum is hosting a series of screenings with talks from Jon Davies.

  • 18 September Méliès, Lumière, Gance and their contemporaries + The Chess Player (1927) – an exciting masterpiece of French cinema now completely restored
  • 16 October Jour de Fête (1950) – Jacques Tati’s first, and for many his greatest, screen achievement + a comprehensive introduction to the man and his work.
  • 20 November The cinema of Louis Malle + Zazie dans le Métro (1960) – Malle’s work of surreal comic genius.
  • 11 December French cinema of the 1980s + Diva (1981) – one of the most stylish French films ever.
  • 8 January French cinema of the 1990s + Delicatessen – a bizarre, humorous and macabre experience that always enchants.
  • 12 February School on film + Les Choristes – sentimental but never sloppy (one for the hankies).

Jon Davies is an Associate of the British Film Institute, who teaches French Cinema at Morley College, Waterloo, and elsewhere.

Tickets & Pricing

£10/£7 concessions. Tickets available in advance from the Cinema Museum (call us or email to reserve) or online @ WeGotTickets.

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For some more thoughts on the French Sundaes programme – and French cinema generally – take a look at Deirdre O’Neill’s article on the Film International website.