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Cinéma de la révolution: America Films Eighteenth-Century France


Madame DuBarry (1919 Germany)  aka Passion Directed by Ernst Lubitsch Shown center: Pola Negri (as Jeanne Vaubernier - later Madame DuBarry)

Madame Du Barry

Erstwhile courtesan and Louis XV consort Madame du Barry was the focal point for at least eight films (including Ernst Lubitsch’s 1919 German silent starring Polish siren Pola Negri). Dolores del Rio’s fulsomely fickle portrayal adds a comic twist in this 1930s American version and, as one reviewer noted, “Madame du Barry wears its powdered wigs and jeweled rapiers gracefully without suffering from too conscientious a passion for historical truth.”

(William Dieterle, 1934, 16mm, 80 minutes)

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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2017-08-12 12:30:00 2017-08-12 14:30:00 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
August 12, 2017

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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