sur un air de charleston

Admission restricted 18+
Jean Renoir, 20 mins, France, 1927, B&W, French intertitles with English subtitles, 35mm. Courtesy: Cinémathèque Française & Connaissance du Ciném

 image from sur un air de charleston
Sur un air de Charleston. Courtesy: British Film Institute and Connaissance du Cinéma
A rare, playful piece of reverse ethnography, Renoir's Sur un air de Charleston features delightful special effects and sublime slow-motion photography.

An African explorer (Johnny Huggins) lands on the streets of a post-apocalyptic Paris and discovers a young woman (Catherine Hessling) who roams the streets with an ape-like creature.

The woman reveals her native customs to the explorer, performing a Charleston dance in which he gleefully participates.

Sur un air de Charleston was recently restored by the Cinémathèque Française to include its original French intertitles.

Screens with King Kong

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Sun 11 Dec 2005, 3pm
Thu 15 Dec 2005, 7pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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