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The Films of Jean Renoir

The Crime of Monsieur Lange

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Friday 5/11
7:00 pm
$10 General Public
$8 Students & Seniors
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Dir. Jean Renoir, France, 1936, 86 min., French w/ English subtitles, b&w

This film screening is presented in conjunction with the Barnes Foundation’s Renoir: Father and Son/ Painting and Cinema, a major exhibition examining the artistic exchange between the renowned impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and his son, celebrated filmmaker Jean Renoir–on view at the Barnes May 6 through September 3, 2018.

Politics, Murder, Romance - Jean Renoir’s The Crime of Monsieur Lange displays the directors deft ability to balance intrigue and wit all while maintaining his fluid storytelling ability. After Amedée Lange’s maliciously charming boss Batala (Jules Berry) is presumed dead following his flight from debt collectors, Lange, with the assistance of his lover Valentine (Florelle), helps organize a community of workers into a cooperative publishing house for his hit Western serial “Arizona Jim.”