THIS SEPTEMBER: The Paradise is putting on three double-features to celebrate the individual achievements of cinema’s most distinguished duo. Welcome to THE WORLD OF JACQUES AND AGNÈS- a short and sweet series to honour the storied careers of the French New Wave’s greatest power couple-Jacques Demy and Agnès Varda.
THEY'RE SINGING AND DANCING IN THE STREETS! Night two of our series- Jacques and Agnès: the Musicals! We are screening two of the finest screen musicals- each featuring a duo of dancing gals! Join us at 5 PM for Demy's 1967 technicolour dreamscape THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT!
Jacques Demy followed up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. 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; 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), The Young Girls of Rochefort is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer.
Buy tickets to our 5 PM presentation of THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT and receive a promo-code for 30% off admission to our 8 PM presentation of ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T.
(Courtesy of Janus Films)
Saturday September 23rd, 5 PM/4:30 PM Doors
Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.
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