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Past Event

The Films of Eric Rohmer: A Tale of Summer

Mar 12 2020

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Your safety and wellbeing are our highest priority. In light of recent Seattle & King County Public Health recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to cancel this event.

Join SAM and Alliance Francaise de Seattle to celebrate the centennial of renowned writer-director Eric Rohmer (1920-2010), the comic, romantic moral philosopher of French cinema. Rohmer and his frequent collaborator, cinematographer Nestor Almendros, paint French life in tones of lyrical realism in this series of acclaimed films.

Rohmer’s Paris, beaches, and mountains are aglow with the glamour of possibilities and choices: café rendezvous, stimulating conversations, love, and doubt. His characters think they know their hearts' desires, but they ultimately find states of grace they didn’t realize they were looking for. Sometimes they just have to shrug and accept unexpected happiness.

Other Films in this Series

Thu Jan 9

Pauline at the Beach

Thu Jan 16

La Collectioneuse

Thu Jan 23

My Night at Maud’s

Thu Jan 30

Claire’s Knee

Thu Feb 6

Chloe in the Afternoon

Thu Feb 13

The Green Ray

Thu Feb 20

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

Thu Feb 27

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Thu Mar 12

A Tale of Summer

Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210.

A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show, at 7:25 pm, at the auditorium entrance for $9 (cash/check only).

SAM Films are generously supported by the Bagley and Virginia Wright Endowment and The Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Film and Education Endowment.

Image: Columbia/Photofest

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