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French Melodrama at Quad Cinema

Image: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy

The Quad is starting a special partnership with the famed Cinémathèque Française. Through this collaboration, they will periodically host the Cinémathèque’s curatorial vision, customized for the Quad to give New Yorkers a taste of Parisian programming.

Although melodrama’s roots date back to 18th-century theater, 200 years on, the movies would become the form’s natural home: it thrived and adapted to the big screen with stage transfers, film versions of incident-packed novels, and original screenplays. French filmmakers took to the genre with particular gusto, and took seriously the potential of combining cinema and melodrama for viewer identification. The Quad has saved you a seat to settle in as some of France’s finest auteurs and actors seek to make your cheeks flush, your heart beat faster, and your mind race; voilà, les mélos.


Screenings

Mélo
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Year: 1986
Duration: 112 mins
> Wednesday, May 16 - 4:30pm
> Sunday, May 20 - 2:40pm

Four Flights to Love (Paradise Lost)
Directed by: Abel Gance
Year: 1940
Runtime: 82 mins
> Wednesday, May 16 - 6:40pm
> Saturday, May 19 - 3:00pm

The Woman Next Door
Directed by: François Truffaut
Year: 1981
Runtime: 106 mins
> Wednesday, May 16 - 8:20pm
> Sunday, May 20 - 8:50pm
> Monday, May 21 - 5:00pm

Vivre sa vie
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
Year: 1962
Runtime: 85 mins
> Thursday, May 17 - 4:30pm
> Saturday, May 19 - 8:20pm

Lady Killer (Gueule d'amour)
Directed by: Jean Grémillon
Year: 1937
Runtime: 94 mins
> Thursday, May 17 - 6:15pm
> Friday, May 18 - 5:00pm

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Directed by: Jacques Demy
Year: 1964
Runtime: 91 mins
> Thursday, May 17 - 8:10pm
> Sunday, May 20 - 7:00pm

There's No Tomorrow (Sans lendemain)
Directed by: Max Ophüls
Year: 1939
Runtime: 82 mins
> Friday, May 18 - 7:00pm
> Sunday, May 20 - 1:00pm

Notre histoire
Directed by: Bertrand Blier
Year: 1984
Runtime: 110 mins
> Friday, May 18 - 8:40pm
> Tuesday, May 22 - 5:00pm

Hôtel des Amériques
Directed by: André Téchiné
Year: 1981
Runtime: 95 mins
> Saturday, May 19 - 1:00pm
> Tuesday, May 22 - 7:10pm

Rosa la rose, fille publique
Directed by: Paul Vecchiali
Year: 1986
Runtime: 92 mins
> Saturday, May 19 - 4:40pm
> Monday, May 21 - 7:05pm

White Wedding (Noce blanche)
Directed by: Jean-Claude Brisseau
Year: 1989
Runtime: 92 mins
> Saturday, May 19 - 6:30pm
> Monday, May 21 - 9:00pm

The Earrings of Madame De...
Directed by: Max Ophüls
Year: 1953
Runtime: 105 mins
> Sunday, May 20 - 4:50pm
> Tuesday, May 22 - 9:05pm

All films are in French with English subtitles.

For more information, please visit Quad

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