CINE CLUB- Wednesday, March 29th
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort by Jacques Demy
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort is a musical about missed connections and second chances. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), long for big-city life, success and romance in Paris; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape. With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast (George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, and Gene Kelly), Les Demoiselles de Rochefort is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer.
With a plot of pure Shakespearean farce, witty dialogue and lyrics by Demy, and a magnificent jazz score by three-times Academy Award winner Michel Legrand.
Presented in French with English subtitles
A discussion will follow the film. Refreshments provided!
Free for Members – $10 for non-members