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Cinéma de la révolution: America Films Eighteenth-Century France


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Jefferson in Paris

Merchant Ivory Productions, synonymous with period dramas, often bases screenplays on literary works. With Jefferson in Paris, though, the team ventured into American history using screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s research into the life of the third president (played by Nick Nolte). Focusing on his time in France, four subplots emerge, all based on rival relationships — his nascent friendship with painter Maria Cosway, his growing intimacy with Sally Hemings, his difficulties with daughter Patsy, and his response to events leading to the French Revolution.

(James Ivory, 1995, 35mm, 139 minutes)

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2017-07-23 16:00:00 2017-07-23 18:00:00 America/New_York Cinéma de la révolution: America Films Eighteenth-Century France European Union Delegation in the US: Cinéma de la révolution: America Films Eighteenth-Century France National Gallery of Art (East Building Auditorium), 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
July 23, 2017

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

National Gallery of Art (East Building Auditorium),
6th & Constitution Ave NW,
Washington, DC20565
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