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Providence w/John Gielgud, Ellen Burstyn;dir Alain Resnais;at Alliance Francaise

  • Feb 28, 2014 · 7:15 PM
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Ciné-club: Meets at Alliance Francaise

Snacks and wine are welcome!

Providence (1977) by Alain Resnais

"Providence (1977) swept the Cesar Awards, France's Oscar equivalent, winning seven including Best Director for Alain Resnais."

"The first English-language film from Alain Resnais, this drama about a spiteful, alcoholic novelist contains the French director's typically playful surrealist touches and recurring use of characters shackled by memory."

 "John Gielgud stars as Clive Langham, a drunken author in failing health who spends an increasingly intoxicated evening at his Rhode Island estate working on his new novel. Clive bases the characters in the melodramatic story on his own family, including his two sons, Claude (Dirk Bogarde) and the illegitimate Kevin (David Warner), as well as Claude's wife Sonia (Ellen Burstyn)."

"Imagining a bitter love triangle full of spite between the three protagonists of his tale, Clive uses generous doses of imagination and symbolism, including a discordant soccer player (Denis Lawson) related to Kevin and werewolves. When his real-life family appears for a meal with Clive, however, they are not quite the embittered, devious players in the author's booze-fueled fiction"  


 Time: Please try to arrive between 7:00pm and 7:15pm. We will begin the film at 7:30pm.



 AFN Resource Center

2000 Glen Echo Road, Suite 109, Nashville 37215

 ***Because the building doors lock at 6pm,

Please call[masked] upon arrival

and someone will come let you in.


Please note that this activity is reserved for adult members only.


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  • Bethany

    Thanks for hosting. It was an interesting film. I looked up the jogging footballer and realized why I liked him so much - he's Ewan McGregor's uncle.

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • jane d.

    Marci is the Event Host.

    February 20, 2014

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