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Date:
September 23, 2017
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Address:
Normal Theater
209 W North St

Normal, IL 61761
Cost:
$7 for General Admission, $5 for Students / Under 13

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Children of Paradise - A BNF Farlee Film Festival Choice

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman (Arletty) loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and, most poignantly, a mime (Jean-Louis Barrault, in a longing-suffused performance for the ages). With sensitivity and dramatic élan, director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert resurrect a world teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. And thanks to a major new restoration, this iconic classic looks and sounds richer and more detailed than ever. NR / 190 min w/ intermission. In French w/ subtitles.